Moved into our new 15 year old house in August with a pool, hottub and decorative waterfall. Got a few months of swimming in before winter. Bought the house knowing I would need to resurface the pool as I can see a few cracks and the finish is faded. Thought I would resurface this spring, but now I may wait. Unfortunately, I didn't take great care of the pool over the winter (mild California winter, no freezing) just adding chlorine tabs. Last week, the weather warmed up and bang....algae bloom! Went out yesterday to a sad green pool that even had some water-skeeters on it. Cleaned the filters and dumped a few pounds of shock in the pool last night. Been reading the website today and will be buying your test kit. Gonna stop by and pick up gallons of bleach to start SLAMming the pool. Still trying to clean out leaves as the pool sweep isn't doing much good. Wish me luck
I grew up with a pool, that I tested when I was a teenager then my parents got a pool service. I actually didn't plan on buying a house with a pool due to the maintenance but hope this forum will make it palatable. My kids are young (7, 5, 4) and I know we will get a lot of use out of it.
I need to buy a leaf vacuum or something manual since my pool vac isn't doing much good. Not sure if it is lack of pressure or what but it barely moves on the bottom of the pool and I still have a ton of leaves i am trying to get up.