Here is my story, I bought a house last fall that came with a 24 foot pool. That is about all I know about it. I asked my house inspector to crack the winter cover but he said that was not part of a standard house inspection and he didn't know about them. I know that the pool was installed in 2007, used for one year and then it remained under it's winter cover since then. Well, I took the cover off a few days ago and found clear water but the bottom had a 1/2 inch thick carpet of leaves, muck and pine needles. I bought some nets and poles and got as much out as I could but there is still quite a bit of muck on the bottom.
In the garage, I found a pump and filter system that uses cartridges a bunch of hoses and a lady bug thing that I assume to be a vacuum. I thought I could use the vacuum to get the rest out. So on to my questions.
1: I see the inlet pipe on the pump and I see the return pipe on the filter but I don't see where I hook up the vacuum. Any idea's?
2: On the side of the pool I see the skimmer basket and the pipe hanging off the bottom to hook up to the pump, I see a pipe stub sticking right out of the pool which I assume to be the return port, and one other pipe sticking out of the ground with a valve on it, I assume that that is connected to the drain in the bottom of the pool. Here is the odd part, on that pipe coming out of the ground, there is not an evident way of hooking up to it. Instead on the top of the pipe there is a valve stem?? Just like on your car's tires. What's up with that thing?
Thanks for your time!