I have an inground concrete block pool, about 18x40 ft avg depth around 6 (steep drop off on shallow end). It has been painted with a blue rubbery paint, but that's peeling off. We are power washing the paint, filling all the cracks with hydrolic cement, etc. First question, should I just paint the pool again, and with what?
I'm also intrigued with SWG. It looks like a lower maintenance method, especially if I have to be gone for several days. I've read the problems with autochlorinators (high CYA). This one looks decent, is there a better recommendation?
http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/CompuPoo ... CPSC48.htm Everything is concrete or pavers around the pool, and we can install all new plumbing, see below.
The pool literally has NO plumbing except for two pipes which I think are old inlets from the well house (yes we are on well water) and a drain in the bottom WITH a stop **** (rusted shut.). I'm looking for recommendations on getting plumbing into the pool. Can we just hang a skimmer from the side? Run pipes along under water for return and hope no one stands no them?
Lastly, our well water is very high pH, around 8.5. Since BBB is all about raising pH, what's the recommended pH lowering, muriatic acid? HCl?