We have a 52" 24' above ground pool that we have had for about 10 years.
We have used Bacquacil during that whole time without many problems (although we have had some minor ones and I wonder, sometimes, whether the water should be more sparkly than it often is).
We have a DE filter (with grids).
Recently, this winter, we noticed a huge loss of water in the pool, cover sinking in, etc.
We have had an unusual amount of snow, rain, and cold weather this winter, which might have lead to this.
When we checked it out, we have a hole in the liner and some pool sand has "blown out" beneath the aluminum siding/liner.
We obviously need a new liner, to refill the pool, etc.
Is now the time to convert to chlorine or should we convert to salt water?
Also, since we need a new liner and to refill the pool, we will be starting from scratch, right? Do we need to do anything special to "convert" to chlorine? How should I best clean/convert the filter? Powerwash and new grids? Will that be sufficient?
Thanks, in advance, for any advice.