So I am new to the pool world. Initially when I purchased the home the pool had a few spots of the black algae (nothing was taken care of in the house, so I would assume the pool too), so lots of chlorine later it was gone, but I have had trouble really keeping on top of it and its coming back. Highlighted my questions below..
So my thoughts was an acid wash on my pebble tek pool, good idea? I am going to drain the pool anyway, the tiles need repaired and re-grouted, I noticed a few guys in the area offering there services for tile and pool cleaning, so my thoughts is to go with them for some quotes and grout the tiles myself. The only thing I can think of is the temperature, it could hit 100F here and I was wondering if the pool might crack if its empty for a few of days???!?
Also, I need to take apart my DEP51 D.E. filter and invest in some new filters, I know it will be bad, does not look like its been opened since it was purchased
I was thinking to make things easier I might go the salt water route or buy something like the liquidator. Liquidator would fit my budget, although if I went the salt water route, would I need to replace my DEP51? Also I noticed a few cheap salt water systems on eBay, any good? Sub $500 seems too cheap.
My pumps are running fine but so is my electricity bill, I am toying with the idea of replacing the main but with a two speed model. Have any of you done that and seen positive results in the form of lower bills? I live in the Valley in CA so during summer they are running for around 12 hours a day.
That is all I can think of at the moment, sorry for all the questions and thanks for the help!