Am doing my damnedest to please an appraiser who objected to the 1" thick algae on the horizontal surfaces of the swimming pool. The water was sparkling clear.
I can’t swim - I put the thing together (replaced pump and filter, dis-connected old gas heater) and then shut it down.
Part of the shut down involved spreading mineral oil to prevent mosquitoes. It worked.
I have nuked the chlorine level, but the amount of algae is proving a bitch to eliminate.
I can demonstrate that the pumps (circulation and booster) and filter work. I can show a sparkling clean spa. I can demonstrate that the algae is gone.
Can the appraiser still call the pool a ‘fail’ because the water is milky? Yes, I have dumped over a quart of flocculant (“Clarifier”) and have gone through 2 sets of filter cartridges.
I cannot clean the silly carts - when new, they show 20 psi. At 30 psi, I clean with garden hose, and re-install. New pressure - yep - 30 psi. I’m guessing the oil.
If he can’t write it up because the equipment works, there is another issue:
The pumps are on 220 with the old electo-mechanical clockwork timers for main and booster. The only 110 circuit is to two switches - turning either ‘on’ immediately trips the 110 circuit breaker. I know they must be for the old (mid-80’s, I suspect), original niche lights - one in pool, another in spa.
Can these be written up as a defect?
What if I dis-connect the 110 circuit entirely?
The presence or absence of a light is hardly a health issue.
One last thing - the old heater - I cut and capped the water lines, so it is not ‘Installed’ in any rational use of the term, BUT: the gas line is still there - an exterior valve is clearly in the ‘Off’ position, but I did not disconnect the line (I don’t like playing with gas).
Can this be ‘dinged’.
If someone could provide a link to the FHA Appraisal section for in-ground pool/spas, I will be forever grateful.
Against all odds, I am hoping for a factual answer as to the rules.
I fear it will become IMHO, but please give facts a chance.