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    draining pool

    have a few questions am thinking of draining the pool due to the pool is starting to have tiny floating particles nad i dont know how long it has been since anyone drain the pool. am going to do a filter replacement on the cart. and also replace the light bulb with a led bulb, so i figure i would drain the pool because am also going to soda blast the calcium on the tiles.. my other question is should i acid wash or chlorine was the pool because ive heard people not recommend to acid wash a pebble tech pool unless you really need to.

    once all that is done what should be the first steps to bringing the chems back once a fill the pool. or should i not drain the pool at all?
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    Re: draining pool

    You may not need to completely drain the pool. Post a complete set of test results and we can help you determine the best course of action.
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    Re: draining pool

    In Mesa you probably don't have to worry about the water table, however there is hardly ever a need to drain the pool just because of "floating particles". There may be a reason but particles in the water is a filtration/circulation or sanitation issue not a "old" water issue.

    As Zea said, a full set of test results on the pool water, and all but CYA on the fill water, would give us an idea of where you need to start.
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    Re: draining pool

    ill post my water test. had another question is there any good chemical that would work good to take calcium line because I really don't want to sand blast
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    Re: draining pool

    An acid wash would get it, but that's no better than blasting.
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    Re: draining pool

    I thought acid wash won't get the calcium line on the tile
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    Re: draining pool

    You can use diluted acid to remove it, but like I said, that's not really a better option.
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