Is this worth the $$$$

mamasproject

Well-known member
Oct 8, 2009
97
Closing our pool on the 20th and still can't decide on this closing option from our pool company.
Winter Service Option~$220.00
Pool company will perform 2 winter services. One during late Nov/early Dec and second during late March/early April. They drain extra water, add winter algaecide, test and cirulate the water. Add any balancing chemicals (like MA). The MA is extra...not included in the $220 price.
Does this seem worth the money?
I am worried about the PH...every week I need to add 2 qts. of MA to keep the ph in the 7.5 range. I can't imagine what the ph will be like opening in April 2011! I really don't want to have to deal with scaling in the spring!
Any input will be appreciated.
 

Johnny B

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 19, 2009
571
Charlotte, NC
mamasproject said:
I am worried about the PH...every week I need to add 2 qts. of MA to keep the ph in the 7.5 range. I can't imagine what the ph will be like opening in April 2011! I really don't want to have to deal with scaling in the spring!
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I am hoping someone will address this concern. I would like to know.
 

Johnny B

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 19, 2009
571
Charlotte, NC
I am not the o p, but FWIW, my re-plaster was new in 2006, the summer of 2009 the plaster was perfect, upon opening in March 2010 the plaster had scaling- pH got too high for too long over the winter- I'll be monitoring pH in future winters.
My pool takes about 31 oz of M Acid every 7 days in the summer/now ( was more frequent but help from others on TFP has got it to the7 day range).
 

dmanb2b

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 4, 2009
3,734
NY
Johnny B or OP...if you could post your latest full test results, we may be able to help you out. JH...if your plaster is now 4 years old and your TA is around 70-80, your PH should remain pretty stable if the pool is covered for the winter.