Is it possible to do the following:
1. My pool has been shocked but still has algae. However, we had a "pool company" come for a about a month and work to get the pool clear and leaves out. They were inconsistent in their visits and finally drained the pool. I noticed that the pool plaster was completely white when they drained the pool. At this time, it should have been acid washed -- but they were so flagrant in their sloppy work that they just filled the pool back up. Now I have algae and white plaster. Is it possible that I could turn off the pump and add enough muriatic acid to dissolve the scale using this process?
1. Add 4 gallons muriatic acid per 10,000 gallons. This will dissolve the plaster dust without brushing.
2. Brush daily but don't vacuum or add chlorine until plaster dust is gone. For dark plaster only brush lighter colored or white areas.
3. When all plaster dust is gone neutralize the acid with soda ash by using a base demand test, wait 24 hours and repeat if needed.
4. Turn on circulation system when pH is 7.2 or above, clean filter when the pressure increases 10 psi, add sanitizer in small amounts until desired level is obtained.
Or if not possible to get rid of the scale without an acid wash, live with my white pool this year and then acid wash next year?