Getting lots of very good info about pool management. New to pools...just bought the house with a 25K gal inground, PebbleTech that's about 3 years old. I've already spent a bunch of $$$ at Leslie's Pool Supplies here in So. Cal. to try to manage the chemistry but I feel like I'm getting in over my head. After reading the posts on this forum I'm convinced that simple 6% bleach is the best way to go to add Cl but the "expert" at Leslie's said that every gal of bleach added into the pool also adds about 2 lb of salt. Is that true?
They also said that my Total Dissolved Solids level is way too high and that's making it hard to maintain a good water balance and that I need to do a full water change. I had always heard that emptying an inground pool was potentially dangerous and should be avoided at all costs but I see alot of posts here dealing with draining and filling.
Do I need to go hire Albert the pool guy at $100.00 a month to take care of me of will I eventually get a handle on this?
I'm seriously considering installing a SWCG. Any recommendations of brands, install tips, and costs? Leslie's will install one at a cost of $1100.00 plus installation.
Thanks for all of your help. Youse guys are great.