I'm new to the forum and would like to say thanks for all the great info on this site. I have already learned a lot, and I don't even have an operational pool yet. The record setting heat here in South Alabama has inspired me to change the status of the pool from a frog farm to a reservoir of delightful bliss. BTW, the house was a foreclosure. I did not let the pool get like it is now.
I would appreciate any tips you could give.
The pool is an 18x36 Grecian style with 3' and ~8' debts.
I am going to replace the liner myself. New padding etc...
The liner I have chosen is an Equator brand 30 mil from National pool wholesalers.
I'm also going to install an SWG from Circupool model RJ45.
Here are some pics
Then some questions.
If you have a link to answer a question, that would be great.
1. What is missing from the skimmer? (other than the basket) It looks like the pipe should continue through to the other side.
2. I'm sure having only 1 return is not so good. Is there a way to make it more efficient? Do I need to point it to one end?
I think the return is 2" I did not measure though
3. The stairs are in pretty bad shape. Is there a cheap product I can apply to seal them?
4. What do I do with the filter. You can see the rusty spring and the nasty water. Should I replace the sand? Do I need to replace the whole filter? Do I replace the filter main valve?
This system looks to be the cheapest they could get by with.
I want to make sure I do everything properly and efficiently.
Thanks for all the help and suggestions.