Hi! We recently bought our house, and inherited an inground pool with it. We had an above-ground pool at our old home, so I do have some pool experience. But, I'm dealing with a few issues now and I'd like to see if anyone can offer some advice. First of all, the prior owner used a chlorinator, and therefore my CYA level is extremely high at 100. I know through reading some posts here that the only way to deal with this is to drain some of the water. That leads to my next issue. I'm not sure how to drain the pool. One of the plumbing lines says "Drain Pool," so I'm assuming that I can use this. But, does anyone know how to do this? Our plumbing is up by the house, while the drain at the bottom of the pool is near the back of our yard. The pool also has a hight alkalinity of 200. Another issue is that there's algae in the pool. According to the prior owner, they got mustard algae often. I've shocked it here and there, but obviously not as high as required due to the high CYA.
I'd like to deal with these issues prior to closing (I understand that in Knoxville, about 50% of people close their pool). I'd prefer to close it.
Here's my info:
Pool is 13' x 15', approx. 3 1/2 ft deep in shallow end and about 5 ft deep in deep end.
Temp. 62 deg.
I'm going to try to post some pictures.
Thanks for any advice!