Split off of this topic. JasonLion
I was just told the same thing. I had my water tested at a near by pool store. The first thing they tested was TDS. Their meter only went to 2000 or 3000, but my water pegged out really fast. She said I needed to drain the pool. I live in North Las Vegas. They're saying with the rate of evaporation and hardness of the water here that pools need to be drained every 1 to 3 years. I just moved into the house, and I think this is the start of the 4th season without ever being drained.
TDS: As water evaporates, minerals stay behind, pool refills, water evaporates, more minerals stay behind. So, now, I have a pool filled with "DEAD" water, so adding chemicals will not be effective. That's how it was explained to me.
However, from reading this post, I'm guessing I shouldn't drain the pool?
Any thoughts? Thanks a lot. This forum is really informative.