Recently purchased a home with an in-ground pool and after a few months the painted surface of the pool is starting to rub off. This happens when you touch the wall or when you brush the wall. It leaves a powdery residue on your hands and it looks like a fine silt when brushed.
My wife is now against swimming in the pool until we figure out if this loose paint is harmful. We have no idea what type of paint was used. Is there a online source that can test water to determine if it's safe to swim in? (I'm assuming that it's going to get in my eyes and I'm sure I'll ingest a small amount of water)
We know that we are going to be re-plastering the pool once we have saved up but I wanted to use the pool in the mean time.
1) The size of your pool in gallons [No idea yet will calculate after taking measurements]
2) The type filter [cartridge]
3) IG (in ground)
4) painted Plaster
5) If you know, tell us the size pump and the size (flow rate) of your filter. [will investigate]