Thank you everyone for all of the invaluable information on this site. Thanks to you I was able to e comfortable maintaining my new-to-me pool and am now trying to open it using this method for the first time ever.
We are starting the year with a handful of small issues. The most puzzling to me is the pressure gauge.
When the pump is off, the pressure reads 20. It is like it zero'd itself out at 20. It was like that all winter and I didn't notice. We started our pump up this weekend and it now takes the 20 as it's starting point and goes up from there, essentially maxing out the gauge.
Can I fix this? Or do I need to buy a new gauge? This one was brand new last year and seems to me like they should last for more than one season.