Hi everyone - I've been lurking on this site for some time now and have come to appreciate the insights and knowledge, not to mention how helpful posters are. I've owned a salt water pool for four years now - 16x36, vinyl liner, Jandy Acquapure 1400 and StaRite Cartridge Filter and pump - with great results. However, my family and I will be moving to a new (to us) home with an existing 20 x 40 concrete chlorine pool and Hayward sand filter and pump.
My preference would be to move away from a chlorine pool and install a salt chlorination system. However, is this a poor decision given the fact that the pool in concrete? If so, is there a 'best' approach to limiting the use of chlorine through the installation of some other sanitizing system, like ozone?
My second question is aorund the installation of winter safety covers. The new pool does not have one installed and, having dogs and kids, it's a must for us. Do you guys think this installation is doable for a non-professional?
Thanks very much and I look forward to interacting with all of you.