Newbie to Pool.
The house that we just bought used to be rented and the pool has been neglected for years. I had the water tested and calcium hardness is 900. There is serious scaling all around the pool.
A pool guy told me that he would acid wash it and then start from scratch. Makes sense in a way but it also costs a lot of money. I am aware that we have to do a major upgrade to this pool in the future and replaster it anyways. How much sense does it make to acid wash when you know that in 2-3 years you'll have to replaster anyways. How much does replastering cost?
So for now, I drained 1/3 of the pool water and will refill. Fill water has calcium 130.
My worry is that everytime I go into the pool and walk around shuffle feet etc..I am rubbing off some of the calcium crystals and get more calcium in the water. When I use my finger to rub the walls, the water around it gets cloudy instantly.
I am not sure what to do. I was hopeing to get thru this and maybe next summer somehow before replastering.
Any thoughts on the acid wash or what to do is appreciated!!