Hi everyone. I am looking at purchasing my first home and it has an in ground vinyl pool. I don't where to start to get the pool "up to par". The pool is currently green and the system is shut off. It has a cover of some sort on it which appears to be a safety cover? I did read several threads in the just getting started section already and also went and read thru the pool school.
I stopped by today and talk to some pool maint. guy for my community pool. He told me that salt water systems are a pain and costly. Told me I should convert over to a chlorine pool. He said the salt water will make the pump go out every 2 years or so and its expensive to repair. I thought I read somewhere that people said the opposite. They said a salt water pool is costly to start up but then its lower maint. and cheaper.??
Anyways below is a picture of the system. It appears to be a salt water pool with a sand filter. I just dont know what each valve goes to what and what it does. Any knowledge on where I should start would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking by the time I purchase it I will need to make the water clear and then winterize it.