Opinions concerning situation:
We have the pleasure to own a 20 year old home with a 17K gallon SWG pool. When we bought the home two years ago, we knew the pool had been horribly neglected, and work would be needed. We saved for two years to resurface/remodel slightly the pool. We just finished spending $11K resurfacing, repairing steps, adding a bench and sundeck. That does not include what we spent last year to change out all the plumbing to go from Chlorine to SWG. We chose Pebble Sheen so we did use good materials, etc. We live a block and half from three rather large water towers owned by the city. The city has been sandblasting those towers since February off and on. Due to storms and all the rains, we had (like so many) had a battle to keep our chemicals correct since the remodel. But also due to weather, the city has had many delays in their project. Today it was finally dry enough for the workers to get the heavy equipment back in, and they started sand-blasting and primering again. Tonight we came home from work with sandblast particles/sediment and maybe what may be primer over-spray covering our pool. Most of it is fine, but it is **** to get out, and it looks like ****. We are still trying to get the landscaping finished up, but after seeing the over-spray on everything, I’m even concerning about the newer plantings.
I want to phone the city. I’m peeved that they didn’t take some precautions to keep that stuff from floating into the yards backing to their corp property.
I want to know what the TFP members think? Would you be peeved? No way is the water in swimming condition, and who knows what this will do to filtering?
Another issue is we have two Golden Retrievers . Big swimmers. We try to keep them from drinking from the pool, but now? Dang, this cannot be good for them. One of our goldens is a cancer survivor. We spent over a year and half just keeping her alive (another story). She is in remission, and no way would I want her breathing or swallowing that dust and sediment. We are hesitant to let her out after the discovery tonight.
I’m not trying to be difficult, but tell me…. What is your opinion? Would you be unhappy with the city and their contractors? Enough to raise a stink? Anybody know anything about commercial primers, or sandblasting materials?
We took pictures to take to the city tomorrow.