Hello all from sunny but cool Florida! The pool temp is 65 degrees even with the sunshine.
I found this forum while searching the web for manuals for the pool equipment installed at our rental house pool system. I had a pool once before and knew enough to make sure the rental agreement pool clause included getting the water correct before I took over on move-in day. The owner allowed me to pick the pool maintenance company and Sandy at Mid Florida Pools did a great job getting the water correct. Now I'm working on the equipment. The owner said no on covering the heater but he did authorize the repair of the filter and valves that were not working right as well as getting the water correct. Today, I discovered why I could not find a light switch like at my first pool, this one has a fiber optic system and I enjoyed learning about it but it still doesn't work. That task is for tomorrow. The heater is a gas model but there is no tank to test it. The heater model number has faded off the tag. More research needed there before attempting a fix. The last part of the puzzle is understanding the crazy valve set up and water flow. Only the spa and skimmer pipes are labeled! I'm thinking of finding the original pool builder through the county permits office because the current owner did not build this house and knows nothing about the pool. If I find that company, they may be able to explain it.
I spent some time looking around this site and it is full of wonderful information and forum strings for just about everything to do with a pool. I'm looking forward to getting started!