First post here and new pool owner. I just bought a home with a pool, and after some internet research I have deduced that I have an infloor system that has A&A QuikClean Style 1 heads. 13 of the 19 heads are broken, and I dont have much faith that the other 6 will work so well when I get it up and running again.
Also, the 6 port distribution valve has been robbed of all its 'innards', there are no gears, balls, t-valves, etc inside anymore. Nothing. Nada.
Parts to replace all these things will be in the $1000 range (Retrojets) so my question to those more experienced is... Would you rehab the in floor system or go with an automatic vacuum/ robot? If you choose door #2, what do you do with the existing plumbing? I have searched for a cap or plug to cover the holes, but didnt find anything. Can I use the return line that goes into the distribution valve now, to power a blower side?? cleaner (havent done much research on the automatic cleaners yet)
The pool is in Florida and inside a screen enclosure with no real leaf problems, just small dust and dirt to worry about.