Here goes my first post.
I have been reading around this forum for about a year for pool care. It is great!
We inherited a 340 gal Saratoga Spa (Travers) in 2008 which I winterized in 2012. It has sat "empty" since Nov 2012.
Opened the cover for the 1st time this morning. There is about 6" of water that must have leaked in with a really nice black "organic" I assume algae growing in it!
Are there any good links to threads about reopening a standalone spa after a long time off. I suppose it will have multiple problems...ie motors, heater, plumping, valves, seals....But I figure it is time to turn it on or get it removed!
My thoughts were to dump liquid pool shock/Bleach into the tub..wait..and....then suck whatever is in the button out with a wet/dry vac (don't want to run that garbage thru any spa pipes.) Then fill and test if the motors, heater and plumbing (are not leaking) are still functioning. It sits against my house..so I can't have 340gal of water leak out against my houses foundation. Then maybe a fill, run and dump with high levels of liquid pool shock (Concerned about organics in the pipes, motor or heater.) I was also thinking a good scrub down with liquid bleach and water, couldn't hurt.
Once it is cleaned up I plan on going back to a bromine tub.