We moved in to a house with a pool about a year ago. Everything was fine until this summer. My husband has to get in the pool at least once a week now to scrub off all of the algea that forms within a day, we have been using WAY too much chlorine to try and keep in under control, and now we had 2 separate recommendations telling us to drain our pool bc the water is old and has too much stabilizer in it, which is why the chlorine isn't working (I'm just repeating what they said, I Have no idea what that means). THe one guy wanted to charge $600 to come and drain the whole pool and do an acid wash to get rid of the algae.
My husband is worried abt draining the whole pool bc we have a really high water table, and he's worried the pressure of the water in the groun will pop out our pool or cause structural damage. So he wants to go to Home Depot, rent a pump, drain half the water himself, and then refill and try to start over with the chemicals.
Please help!!! DOes any of this make sense? Is that true about the stabilizer? What could we have done to preent this? What should we do in this immediate future? Are we allowed to dump a bunch of pool water to the street?