I am thinking about redoing the underground pipes in my outdoor pool. I have been having a small suction side air leak.
My pool was built in 1960, so it is getting up there in years. The liner was redone in 2006 along with a new filter and pool light. The electric to the pool was redone in 2009. I think a few years back a few underground leaks were fixed as well where air was getting in on the suction side and water was leaking a bit on the only pool water return (jet that pushes water into the pool).
I am wondering what the underground steel frame is like as well. Do those go bad?? Do they rust out?
Also, if I redo the pipes, I am assuming I will just dig a trentch, lay down PVC pipe, and cut off the old black poly.
There is only about a 2 - 3 foot curtain of concrete around my pool so my hope is that I only have to dig up concrete in the small section in front of the returns and jets to attach the new pipe.
I am also wondering about the concrete around my pool. It seems to have dropped 1 - 2 inches in certain spots near the pool edge. The old owner put concrete patch on the area where the concrete curtain lines up with the pool edge. Not sure why, perhaps to stop water from going down in that area.
My question is, should I try to renevate myself or just fill in the pool. I am not sure if once I redo the pipes that all problems will be solved and nothing else catasrophic will happen.