So we moved a couple of weeks ago into a house with a pool. I'm still working to get my head around all the chemical stuff but am not going to start asking question about that until I have a better handle on it.
Before we bought the house we had the pool inspected. Also after we had "Pool school" from the same place that did the inspection. First AFTER closing and AFTER the inspection the same company starts finding all these things wrong, one of which was that the valve on top of the sand tank had the pressure gage essentially JB welded and another area of the valve also puttied up. He suggested we replace...would have been nice to know before closing.
My question is that a quick glance tells me this is not a big issue, especially compared to the quote we were given. Looks to me that the entire valve is held to the tank with two screws holding a clamp that clamps to the head of the tank and then the two unions on the pipes for inlet and outlet. Is this a bigger job then that? Am I missing something?
Also I have backwashed the filter a couple times allowing the site filter to run clear. However when I turn the valve back and start running the pump again I can see a bunch of gunk coming out of the jets going into the pool...seems like a bad thing but I have no idea what would cause it.
Final question. Again still wrapping my head around the chemicals and essentially found that what the "Pool guy" told is is nearly exactly the opposite of what I'm reading here and other places but am I causing any "Non correctable" damage by "Fudging" my way thru what's left of our short season, closing the pool and starting off fresh next year? I need to get several things done including new valve, new test kit, possible a automatic sweeper and then do some more studying on chemicals, testing etc etc. With the move, school starting and since I'm up north...fall coming...trees are dropping leaves already...I just didn't want to spend the time, effort and money to get the pool squared away only to have to close it. It's usable, a bit cloudy with the occasional green tint at this point and with everything going on that's fine with me...a little bit of goo doesn't bother me and the kid certainly doesn't care
Thanks for any help