I'm a new pool owner and a new poster on this forum.
We live in Texas and recently bought a home with a pool. This isn't our first pool, we rented for about 18 months prior to buying and had a pool there. With pool service, so when we moved here we brought our pool service with us. And now we are really struggling with this pool.
Last Thursday we had torrential rains during the night. I woke to find our pool, which had been clear, brown and murky due to runoff from the yard. Six weeks ago we drained and power washed the pool at the recommendation of our pool service, which I was hesitant to do, the water looked fine. But he wanted to start with fresh water and remove any algae accumulations, change some valves, etc. So we did it. 20,000 gals. Now he wants to drain the pool again cause he can't see the bottom of the pool. I'm starting to think this is an easy fix for him, but expensive for us, and wasting so much water. I called the company that built the pool in 2001, they are very familiar with this pool. It was configured against their design recommendations and sits downhill of a large part of the yard. He said the previous owner struggled with the pool every Spring.
He said I don't have to drain the pool, but should Flock and Vac it. I've done a little bit of research online and that looks like it comes with it's own set of problems.
Any thoughts or advice???