Just bought a new house with a pebbletec salt pool. I ordered my TFT-100 today, but I took water over to Leslie's to be tested in the meantime. There's a number of issues, but the one I'm most concerned about is the 800 CH. I figure before I go adding chemicals, I should probably correct that first, otherwise I'm just pouring money down the drain, literally, right?
I know I have 2 options, RO and drain. Calsaway quoted me $475 to RO. Ouch.
So I want to drain, at least mostly. My pump has a tap for connecting a regular garden hose, can I use that to mostly drain the pool? If so, I have an in-floor cleaning system, will that be an issue? Will it harm the pump?
I don't mind renting a sump pump, but I can only drain at 12gpm (720gph) into the sewer cleanout, so a faster pump won't do me much good.
Also, the new house has a water softener. Should I use that to refill? If so, should I connect it to one of the taps in the house or will that just take forever?