My name is Barb. My husband and I just bought a new (to us) home that came with a pool. Neither of us have any experience at all with pools. I have been reading tons on here the last few weeks and finally registered.
The first thing we did was get a SWG. Then discovered a major leak problem with the pool... well, ended up not being the pool, but the filter head. We found a really nice/good pool guy who installed the SWG for us, and fixed the filter head for a very very reasonable charge. Some of his ideas of the pools needs don't really mesh with what I've been reading here, though I will admit to not really understanding all that I'm reading here. Anyhow, the filter head is fixed. We almost have the salt level up to par - it's been raining tons here the last week or so, and between that and the problem with the filter head, it's been a longer than normal time getting the salt up. Once we are there, we need to get the rest of the pool in balance. This site will help us do just that! I just keep reading. I may have a few questions along the way as I am ignorant when it comes to pools.
The pool: 18x36 IG vinyl (screened in), approx 27000 gal. with a Hayward Sand Filter, AquaRite SWG, and I am still, at this point, unsure of the pump size. I do know the pump is old and loud, but we have a home warranty with the new home and have been told by many to just let it go until it quits working and let the home warranty replace it. As it is now, it's working.
Hope to have my pool in as good of a condition as it can be very soon!... and thanks for any and all help I receive in advance!