I bought a house two years ago with a pool.
It's a gunite pool, 27000 gallon, 1.5HP pump with sand filter and a Kreepy Krauly. Over the last 2 years, I've spent too much money and countless hours keeping it clean.
FINALLY found this page and been reading A LOT.
I bought the Taylor K-2006 kit last week.
The pool is a DEEP, DARK green right now, so murky you cant see the bottom. Possibly have all kind of creatures of the deep living in it.
Even at the MOST clean moment of the pool, it still has a brownish tint to it. I think the gunite is stained.
I think I'm going to drain the pool in a few weeks, acid wash it, and possibly paint it. Is painting a gunite pool recommended?? I want to paint it a light blue color, so the pool always look nice when the water is clear. If so, rubber based or acrylic based?
Also, I will invest in a salt water system as well to avoid adding chlorine weekly. Plus I like the feeling of a salt water pool.
Should I do it all at the same time? Any specific Salt water system anyone would like to recommend?
I'm debating between a Hayward system or a Jandy:
http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-Aqua-Rite ... 4CLLOJHGL6
http://www.amazon.com/Jandy-AquaPure-Wa ... M92CJ22PQ4
Sorry, I know that's a lot of questions, but I tried to search about pool paint but didn't come up with much.