I finally talked my GF (owner) into sending the LP heater on it's way to becoming something useful by way or recycling. For eight years it's sat without being used due to the cost of LP.
OK, I'm leaning toward a heatpump because the operation cost is cheap, no spa connected to the pool and tried to go for a swim tonight because it was a wonderful day and froze my rear.
The sand filter has cracks at the upper ring where the top screws on, recent new gasket solved previous leaking problem but the new leak is from a crack. Have a 1.5hp hayward single speed.
Planning on replacing the two skimmer and bottom drain valves this year and plumbing with 2" to the new pump, filter and heater. Want to sink the equipment pad down a bit and remove all the 90's that are in it presently.
So it's old and I'm looking at recommendations for a good heater, filter and pump.
I don't need rapid heat, just want something to extend the season that is affordable to operate.
I liked the sand filter and am thinking of replacing it with something comparable unless there is a good reason to go DE.
Would like to go with a 2 speed pump as I think it's all we really need and the benefit vs cost makes sense.
I want to get a pool cleaner but I have a wall to climb. She is convinced this pool can't be cleaned with an automatic cleaner because she was told it would get stuck in the corners because of the lazy "L" shape. I'm tired of pushing that pole and vacuum. Is there a cleaner/vacuum that works well on this shape pool ?? I'm sure they do but convincing her is a struggle that I haven't attempted. It was enough trying to get her to buy the TF100 kit without knowing she did !!!
I'm a thinker and if you're going to say that your 200 kil, or federick atomic powered whats-is is the bomb please say WHY. Your reason for recommending something is what's important as I know what I think I'll get but I want to have the value of other peoples experience.