First post & first pool... My wife & I recently moved from Wisconsin to Fresno, CA & our new home has an in ground pool & spa built in the mid 1970s. Most of the equipment is original and still in working order. We'd like to resurface, re-tile and replace the equipment during the cooler months before the swimming season next year. We've narrowed down who we'll most likely use to refinish the pool and I'm planning on replumbing the equipment pad myself.
We don't have any major leaks, but I'd like to find out everything that should be done prior to the refinish process. The pool is losing around a 1/4" of water per day, more if the water level is up around the missing & cracked tile. We also have a small leak at the sweep booster pump. Should we pressure test the plumbing before they start the tile and plaster work? Are there any other tests or maintenance items that should be done as well?
I'm sure I'll have plenty more questions as I plan to replace the equipment. I'm going to have a few limitations as there is a single 1.5" pool skimmer/main drain line...