Please help an almost clueless new pool owner here! I purchased a 20 yr old house with a 15 yr old 36,000 gallon Anthony pool & a good size spa with almost black finish. The top steps and the sitting shelves areas are all pale blue/green and the bottom is covered with big ugly teal green patches. The pool is undergoing replastering now. The contractor said that my old black finish was partly ruined by the cooper deposit generated by the ancient Anthony heater which is all rusty but functional. he wants me to either bypass the heater or put in a new one.
I was disappointed that Leslie quoted me about $2,400 to install a new one with 250K BTU. I was shocked the owner of another local pool supply company quoted the prize of of $4,500 for the installation of either the Hayward or Pentair. He said that I would be wasting money and I should keep my old heater. He said that there is no problems with cooper deposit as long as the CHEMISTRY IS RIGHT no matter how old my heater is. I'm afraid that the replastering contractor may not provide the warranty and I certainly don't want to ruin the new light 'China Blue' (lighter than Tahoe Blue). After paying for the replastering, it's really tough to shell out another big expense.
What should I do? Thanks!