I have been all over the forum researching and learing what to do and what not to do. (I never realized owning a pool was so much work)
A little background-
Recently purchased house with an inground pool. Its a lazy-l shape about 18X40.
When we purchased it the pool had a makeshift cover which was falling in with tons of leaves on and in the pool. The leaves on the bottom are filled with algae and smell like sewage. The water is hard to see more than 2 ft or so down. I started cleanig it last year but decided to wait till this year since it was the end of the season.
I think the best thing to do is scoop out as much of the stuff on the bottom as possible. Then run the pump I guess 23 on a day. (any suggestions)
My pump is a Hayward SP1600 1HP and works fine, I just put new gaskets in it. It had a Nautilus 36 SF DE filter that is beyond repair. I definetly need a new one and think I will replace it with a Pentair FNS plus 36. Is this a sound choice? I have 1.5" plumming all around.
At the same time I am going to get a new multiport valve and 3-way valve for the 2 skimmers.
Also I have been doing research on SWG systems. Seems as though some people love them and some people hate them. I think that I will invest in one mainly due to the fact they seem to have a little less maintence associated with the chlorine level. I was looking at the autopilot DIG 220. Seems to have the best features and cell reliability for the price.
Also I would like to relocate (redo) the timer and all all electrical wiring. My problem is that there is really no structures near the filter
(fence, building, wall). Currently it is located on a piece of 4X4 sticking out about 3 ft from the ground. If i install the SWG system I will need even more space as well. Does anyone have or have seen a logical sound solution to this. I want a nice clean install!