I have an in-ground pool and live in Arizona. The pool has a a paper filter and is approximately 10,000 gallons. My pool pump went out on me and it was a couple weeks before someone finally came out to repair it. Though I kept cholrine in it and tried to maintain the algea it has been over taken. I am now at the point of draining the pool (after several attempts to vaccum, add checmicals and change the filter).
My questions are these:
1. How long can I safely leave my pool empty without causing damage to the plaster?
2. What can I do to clean the plaster beofre I fill the pool?
3. I have a few broken tiles. What do you reccomend to reattach those tiles?
4. Is there anything else you might recommend that I do while the pool is empty or before refilling?
Thanks for your help!