I posted a few weeks ago and a few people asked me to post a picture of "Grandpa's Pool". It is attached. I think its 45' x 20', 9 feet deep in the deep end. Built in 1958. We have been gradually resuscitating it over the past two years. I tried some plaster repair last year, and did a primer and epoxy pool paint from Leslie's this year that I am quite pleased with. The paint is doing a great job and should hold up for some time. On to my questions...
1. Attached is also a photo of the old tile that has been on the pool. We obviously need to do something with it. Any suggestions? We obviously need to replace it, but I'm looking for ideas as to how to do this and what styles may work.
2. We had a brief bout of algae at the bottom corners of the pool. We increased our chlorine (we use liquid) and brushed it and it solved the problem. The pool is crystal clear. The only issue is that there are small water bugs that are oval with two legs sticking out of either side. Even with heightened chlorine they are still there. Any suggestions? There aren't a huge number, you really need to look for them.
3. We have an older model sand filter. I bet it is at least 10 years old. It is a System 3 Model S8S70. It seems to work fine, the only issue we have is that when we first turn on the pump (a 3 HP Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed model) and it self primes you can see cloud of "dust" come out of the inlet holes into the pool. It only lasts for a few seconds and then its clear.
The details of my last pool checks are (from memory)...
FC = 3.0
CC = .5
TC = 3.5
pH = 7.5
T/A = 300
CYA = 60
Calc = 200
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