Last week I posted about a "partial drain" & refill after a major crack occured in our Fiberglass pool. Things took a turn for the worse that is resulting in us just biting the bullet and redoing the pool ... (yes, KA-CHING !!) the only silver lining is that it is end of season, oh and the Coping was separating from the pool. Upon draining it, we found yet 2 more smaller cracks -- the pool construction company told us that those cracks likely is what started all of this mess .... they leaked water between the Fiberglass and underlining Gunite which likely allowed some movement underneath .. (not sure if I buy that, but OK ..) This will also give us a chance to get a working DRAIN and a larger skimmer with Vacuum attachment, and an Overflow, and finally fix the coping.
Anyway - my main point to post this is I'm wondering if there are any special "start up" processes that we should consider with this being New Fiberglass? In my previous post I was told for the "partial drain" just to add Bleach, stir it up and start monitoring the other tests (CYA, et al). Would that still be the best approach? Or considering this is end of season and we will NOT be swimming for another 6 months or so should we approach this more aggressively? Is there some special "start up" process for NEW Fiberglass like there is for new PLASTER? (I didn't see anything in Pool School pertaining to that.)
How would you deal with this after the initial water starts filling it? Thanks all ... (PS, I'll snap pics alomg the way).