So everyone must forgive me as I am completely new to any type of forum like this.
My wife had a Brain Aneurysm in 2014. We opened the pool and maintained the balances as best as we could but we did not use it as often as when we first purchased it, 2010-2011. The same was for 2015, we may have only used it half a dozen times each year during 2014-2015. This year, things are well and we opened the pool and took things to Leslie pools for readings, and things were way off. I got my PH leveled finally after speaking with 3 other pool supply companies here in town, but my chlorine levels are still a little high. Anyways, my pool looks like it has calcium deposits but it is not rough like I have read in other posts about calcium buildup. What's happening, is it looks dirty, and I can't seem to get the dirt pulled up. My calcium levels have been where they need to be 280.
I spoke to the pool builder today and he said that he would acid wash it. My question to everyone is, when I acid wash a salt generated pool, how does it effect things? The pool is 5 yrs. old, should I go ahead with the acid wash? After the acid wash, when should I put salt back into the pool? How badly will my readings be effected by draining my pool, and how quickly can I get things back to normal?
I know that this is a lot to take in, but I would appreciate any help from those who are more familiar with pools, as you can tell I am a complete newbie... Thanks to everyone in advance.