I'm located here in sunny Arizona to start. Also this is my 1st post so I look forward to learning more about proper pool care. My question is the house were moving into next week has an older pool. It has a plaster interior and it's 10ft deep with a diving board, it's also inground. The pool is chlorinated but I plan on using the BBB method to take care of it. Luckily the entire pool was recently drained so the CYA levels should be fairly low. I have the TF100 kit on order so once I move in I can start with proper chemisty. By then it will be May and the pool temps should be 85ish give or take a few degrees.
My question is about this older pool. The pool cleaning system has your standard pool vac that runs along the floor of the pool. The suction area where you connect the hose is located in the skimmer. There is no basket in the skimmer, so I was wondering if there was some special type of basket that is made which allows the skimmer to do it's job and collect all the leaves and floating debris but also allows the hose to pass through it so the vac can do its job all at the same time? I have a few pictures I took of the house when we were there with the inspector. I can't get any better pictures until we close on the house and have keys in hand. I was hoping to find the piece I needed and have it ready for when we move into the new place. Here are a few pictures of the pool to give you a visual.
Full shot of the pool.
In this picture you can see the hose going into the only skimmer in the pool. Again there is no basket to the skimmer, what would you recommend I do?