Hello all. I've recently purchased my first house with an inground pool (or any pool for that matter) and am still trying to figure out how it was all setup originally. Part of that is the caretaker 99 in floor cleaning system. It's got floor jets all throughout the pool but when we turn the valve to the cleaning system they don't really pop up, but sort of just bubble.
I've done some research around the internet as well as on TFP (amazing resource by the way) and see that the caretaker has valves and rebuild kit and how to check pressure and all that.
Here's the questions:
-The caretaker dome is on the other side of the pool from the equipment. I've seen on videos that it should have a valve nearby but mine does not. The pipe does seem to split right next to it but I'm not sure how to be 100% that it's getting the pressure it needs. Could it be that overtime when the house changed hands, the valve was removed? Also worth mentioning the gauge reads 0, could maybe need replacing.
-I opened the union at the top to check the screen, its not there. Looking inside in fact I don't see anything. I can see the pipes running down the bottom of the plate. So obviously it needs the gear and valve assembly, no?
-I also noticed there were no screws in the side of the dome - does that cause a problem as well?
I appreciate any info or advice you could lend. It seems like the pool had a ton of features (automation, cleaning, in floor leaf vac, spa) but I'm trying to figure out what is still good and how to proceed!)