I am in the process of buying a home with a swamp. The house checked out well in the inspection, but the pool is a swamp. I have 11 days on my contract from today. I would like to clear the water so I can see inside the pool prior to purchase to check the pumps and make sure there isn't anything horribly wrong with the structure(it is holding water).
I read the swamp to clear pool thread and have been reading over and over in the pool school.
The pool is basically under a fortress of 2x6's and is 3-4 feet low. My plan is to jack up the cover so I have good access to atleast one side of the pool so I can get as much of the crud off of the bottom as I can manage while filling the pool back to its correct level. When the pool is at its correct level I will begin shocking it and flip on the filter. When I flip on the filter I will back wash it to get the pressure down. Then follow the instructions as shown in the thread.
Can I do this with the pool still partially covered? I was thinking it would be better since the FC would burn off slower without as much direct sunlight.(and it would be impossible to completely remove the cover untill I have purchased the home)
I have ordered the TF-100, but I am using a cheap tester from Home Depot for now.
Thanks for the help in advance!
The pool is 22,000 gallon inground gunite with a DE filter, SWG and heater.