Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Basking Ridge, NJ
    Posts
    46

    Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    Hi all,

    As I'm sure you've heard, we got pretty hit pretty hard up here by the storm and after an inspection of my pool it looks like there's a large amount of leafs and debris which somehow made it under the cover. The pool is white gunite and it was just "re-gunitied" this year and we closed the pool about 2 weeks ago. I know the leaves are going to stain if I leave them and the water is looking murky enough to possibly cause a water ring around the pool. So, here's my dilemma. Do I take the cover off and reopen the whole system to clear up the water and vacuum the whole thing? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks everyone,

    - Patrick
    28,000 Gal Pool w/ Attached raised Spa, White Plaster Finish, D.E. Filter - FNSP 60 sq. ft., Whisperflo Pump, Nature 2 Element (Housing Only Now Devoid of Cart.), Hayward CL200 In-Line Automatic Pool Chemical Feeder, RayPak Gas-fired Heater, Polaris 380, Zodiac 1.5-HP 240-Volt Polaris QT Spa Blower

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,077

    Re: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    Yes. I would tough it out and reclean the pool . The "white" gunite is susceptible and the cleaner you get it now, the better it will look this coming Spring. (Easy for me to say because I'm not having to do the work)

    If it were a darker color, older, or you weren't very particular appearance wise, then you might consider leaving it but it sounds like you have it looking very nice and probably want to protect it as much as you can.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Basking Ridge, NJ
    Posts
    46

    Re: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    Is there anyone who could tell me what would be involved in removing leaf stains in the gunite?
    28,000 Gal Pool w/ Attached raised Spa, White Plaster Finish, D.E. Filter - FNSP 60 sq. ft., Whisperflo Pump, Nature 2 Element (Housing Only Now Devoid of Cart.), Hayward CL200 In-Line Automatic Pool Chemical Feeder, RayPak Gas-fired Heater, Polaris 380, Zodiac 1.5-HP 240-Volt Polaris QT Spa Blower

  4. Back To Top    #4

    In the Industry
    Qwaxalot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    439

    Re: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    If you can get the leaves out soon, most of those stains will go away with bleach.

    You also don't need to start the pool back up or re-winterize it.
    You can pump off the cover, remove it, and get the leaves out with a garden hose and a thing called a "leaf master".
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

  5. Back To Top    #5
    UnderWaterVanya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mint Hill, NC
    Posts
    2,589

    Re: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    Does anyone in your area rent or loan a pool robot for testing? You could also try that. Only a true robot however would work - something that doesn't need circulation.
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Basking Ridge, NJ
    Posts
    46

    Re: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    Thanks I'll be sure to ask around.
    28,000 Gal Pool w/ Attached raised Spa, White Plaster Finish, D.E. Filter - FNSP 60 sq. ft., Whisperflo Pump, Nature 2 Element (Housing Only Now Devoid of Cart.), Hayward CL200 In-Line Automatic Pool Chemical Feeder, RayPak Gas-fired Heater, Polaris 380, Zodiac 1.5-HP 240-Volt Polaris QT Spa Blower

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Basking Ridge, NJ
    Posts
    46

    Re: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    So far no luck on a pool robot and the "leaf bagger" I found from our old house has a cracked retention ring and no bag. I think I can get one overnighted from Amazon; does anyone have a suggestion on a model they know to be a quality product or if I should steer away from one particular brand or another?

    Thanks!
    28,000 Gal Pool w/ Attached raised Spa, White Plaster Finish, D.E. Filter - FNSP 60 sq. ft., Whisperflo Pump, Nature 2 Element (Housing Only Now Devoid of Cart.), Hayward CL200 In-Line Automatic Pool Chemical Feeder, RayPak Gas-fired Heater, Polaris 380, Zodiac 1.5-HP 240-Volt Polaris QT Spa Blower

  8. Back To Top    #8
    UnderWaterVanya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mint Hill, NC
    Posts
    2,589

    Re: Post-Sandy Pool Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by PMellin
    So far no luck on a pool robot and the "leaf bagger" I found from our old house has a cracked retention ring and no bag. I think I can get one overnighted from Amazon; does anyone have a suggestion on a model they know to be a quality product or if I should steer away from one particular brand or another?

    Thanks!
    Does anyone rent/sell a trash pump - pump with a grinder in it? Used often for house with plumbing below grade. If any of those have an intake hose they might work but I don't know if they produce useable suction.

    If that doesn't work - just keep using a leaf rake. You'll get clear eventually.
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •