I am a fairly new home and pool owner. I have a pool guy because I could not maintain the pool myself. Recently I had a full blown algae bloom and the police showed up at my door 2 days ago ordering me to drain my pool immediately. I did and my pool guy is recommending either I do the following to refill my pool:
1. Do a chlorine wash for $160 which will include conditioner for my pool or
2. Do a trichlor treatment for $30 + $30 for conditioner.
He says this will hopefully prevent the algae from returning once I refill my pool. I understand that
my pool should not remain empty for a prolonged period as plaster/concrete pools can and will crack.
Please advise as to the best course of action.