I recently moved into a house with a 15 yr old IG pool and spa. Clueless, I purchased all kinds of pool care products at Lowes and turned my new shed into a pool store with hopes to maintain the water balance. But it was a losing battle! A nasty looking like rust is growing at fast rate at the bottom of the pool eating the plaster.
Yesterday I had the pool contractor worked on our pool. They claimed, the rebar was deep enough but the rust has made it through the surface. They also performed acid wash and removed the calcium build up along the water line. So today, I filled it up and my search on what to do next brought me here. There’s a wealth of knowledge in this forum, kudos to all.
The real estate broker estimated the pool @ approx. 30k gallons, but the pool guy said 25k while the other contractor who performed the repair work said 20k. I am indeed, so confused. I know there is a calculator in here but it will take some time for me to read and learn while running around like a headless chicken. The pool is approx. 42’ long and 15’ wide excluding the spa. Center is about 7’ deep and approx 4-5 ft deep on both ends.
I am aware that the city water is acidic and test results determined pH @ 8.2 or perhaps even more. I poured a gallon of Muriatic acid from Leslie’s and started the pump. And as usual, I put the Dolphin Triton into work.
I really don’t want to ruin the process of balancing the water chemistry. So please let me know if there is something I should do first while reading till my eyes bleed in the pool school.