I bought a house about a year ago and kept the pool guy that maintained it in the past. He sold his business and every since I've struggled with green water. I've learned from your site and the local pool store that I must drain about half my water because my CYA was was too high. So I've drained about 2/3 of my pool. I figured while the water was low I should do some other maintenance.
The pool light has never worked so I've taken that out, however, I can't seem to find the switch to turn the pool light on, perhaps someone down the line "killed it". I'll higher an electrician to figure this one out. Perhaps I'm missing something here?
More pressing, is the broken ladder step. I can't figure out how to fix/replace this. We don't use the ladder, so I am even up to chiseling out the broken step and patching the hole. Any thoughts?
Also, any ideas on how to best replace the bricks that make up the coping?
Any other stuff you guys recommend before putting water back in the pool?
If I decided to put in a SWG, any recommendations?
Thanks for the help.
Pool - 16,000
Age - Around 20 years, but has been resurfaced about 10 years ago.
Filter - Sand