When I moved in back in 2018 the owners drained it and cleaned it with a pressure washer.Do not use a pressure washer. You will likely damage the plaster. Best to use a high power trash pump and get as much of the solids out as possible when draining. Be ware that draining entails risks to the pool structure. If you are unsure of your local water tables, research that before you drain.
It probably would not be a bad idea, but I would shoot for half of what is recommended since it is much easier to add more. If you overshoot the mark you will end up with scaling and have to drain some again.With my tap water having a CH of 25, should I go ahead and order Calcium Chloride now? The app says I'll need 47 pounds to go from 25 to 450?
I'm picking up a 5 pound bag from the pool store of CYA and will put 3 pounds in a sock as soon as the pool is filled. I think I'll buy the smallest bag of CH as well and adjust it later.It probably would not be a bad idea, but I would shoot for half of what is recommended since it is much easier to add more. If you overshoot the mark you will end up with scaling and have to drain some again.
Do you have enough CYA to raise your new pool water to 30 for the SLAM?
I started refilling it last night. It's already up to the bottom latter holes, I would have to drain it again. Trash pump is due back soon. I think I have to just hope for the best on the latterI've heard ladders can harbor algae and can be tough to clean. Since it is drained, can you temporarily remove the ladder to clean it?
I picked up a 5 pound bag of stabilizer, I'm planning to use 3 pounds and I have 8 bottles of 12.5% liquid shock.Looking good. Do you have CYA to get it to 30, and liquid chlorine to do a quick SLAM? Hopefully you are swimming by the 4th.