Hi all, newby here and newby to pools. We have a salt water approx 9000 gal. It has solar heat. We live in SW fl, punta gorda area.
I've attached a pic of my main prob, (the water tests fine per pool company)...the one valve on the right in the pic is frozen, I think its the return side. I can open the one on the left, and you can hear water rush through PVC. The main solar valve in the bottom section is selected to off or close, but the water is will still rush through when I moved the valve to the left. I can live with that and it is prob normal, however the valve on the right is frozen. I can't turn it no matter what. You can see one of the dog ears have been broken off as well in an attempt to move it.
I was wondering if I cut out the area and install a new valve, no prob but will water come gushing out? I am not sure if there is water on the bottom of the valve waiting to be opened. I know its spring and won't need to solar soon anyways, but the inspector missed this thing on the home inspection.
The other thing is water....we are in an enclosed screen lanai, but I guess those little bugs still get in...I keep skimming the top but I guess that is something we have to live with? The house was empty for 2 months, but did have pump on, but nobody skimmed the surface with a net. Just wondering.
Great forum, and hope to learn much here.