I have an in ground pool in a house that I bought a couple years ago. I believe the pool was built around 1993.
The pool doesn't have an autofill and it's a pain to keep filled in the summer (I'm in Las Vegas). I have one of those hang over the side of the pool auto fillers that connects to a garden hose, but I find those only work for about 6 months before it starts leaking (I've replaced it several times so far).
The kool decking is shot and needs to be redone. I haven't had any concrete contractors out yet, but I was thinking if we are going to re-do the decking, now may be the time to look into adding an auto fill? I figured they could cut the concrete and possibly add whatever is needed for the auto fill and then pour a new section of concrete decking and then finally redo the kool decking?
I'm just looking to see if that could reasonably be done? I don't know what is involved with adding the auto fill, so I don't know if it is realistic to add after. One other thing, I don't have any type of overflow protection on the pool since I am on septic and obviously can't have the pool draining into the septic tank. Not sure if that rules out putting on an auto fill.
I do already have a PVC line that runs from a hose bib under the concrete decking and dumps into the pool. I can manually fill the pool that way, but basically looking to convert that to an auto fill if possible.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!