I will try to sum it up as best and quickly as possible. My wife and I purchased a house with pool a little over 5 years ago and have had problems from day one with the pool (house too but that's a bit off topic). We are on our 2nd liner, have already replaced all above ground plumbing, installed a new multi-port valve, replaced the sand in the filter, and installed a new pump motor within the last 5 years. It shouldn't be this difficult.
We now have a leak and for $75 the local pool company performed a pressure test and it's the worst possible case. We have a leak in the return lines somewhere. They gave me a "ballpark" price of $1,000 to install new return lines which would all now be on the same side which I don't care for nor think would really work properly. Anyway, they didn't even suggest fixing the current lines.
I then asked about permanently closing the pool and filling it in which he said would run about $3,000. This sounds really high to me. We don't use the pool nearly enough for the continued trouble and cost it has become.
Any suggestions on which way to go? Sorry for the long post; we just need the advice of some experts.