Hey everyone, long time lurker, first question that I couldn't find on the site.
I'm a new owner of an old pool. I googled how to take care of a pool prior to closing and stumbled on this site. Its great!
When we got the keys the pool was clear, but there were what was left of approximately 10 small chem discs in the skimmer basket. (I assume dichlor or trichlor)
I fired the pool guy when he showed up one day, the old owner didn't even tell him the house sold. So I guess he was a once in 3 weeks guy.
Pool size: 28000 gal
CC: < 0.5
pH: > 8.0
We have had rain off and on for the past week or so. I have been draining/diluting for the past 3 days. I am slightly concerned with floating the pool so I have been draining the first foot or so from the shallow end. When it gets down a foot I have been filling while continuing to drain. I fill with the hose at the bottom of the deep end. I do this until morning.
CYA: approx 150 (Diluted 1 part pool water with 2 parts distilled)
So the question is: Should I bother to try and lower pH while doing the drain/fill for the next week or so?
Also we are on a slight hill, what is the most water that would be considered safe to remove prior to filling? As in how many feet?
Shallow end 3 ft, deep end 8.5 ft, rectangle.