I am preparing for the up coming season so I have a few questions.AS you can tell I have a 12"x33" Intex AG Ring Quick set 1590 Gallons with a Intex RP600 Pump Type F600C 580 GPH "B" Cartridge.
1.) I would like to upgrade my pump, would like to stick with a cartridge if possible, what size pump and filter would you recommend. Keep in mind I would like to run a small fountain (homemade or store bought) and be able to vacuum if possible?
2.) Also It is a seasonal pool so it comes down for the fall, would you recommend hard plumbing the new pump and filter?
3.) Will the Intex Magnetic light work with my pool? I have not read about anyone using it with the blow up ring pools.
4.) If I use foam insulation and a tarp under the pool, What kind of tarp? Will I need to replace the tarp and insulation every year? Does the insulation get divots like sand does?
5.) When storing the pool I plan to use a rubber maid like container to hold pool, pump, hoses, and cover, then place this in the attic. Will this be OK. It does get the 30 here in Gainesville, Fl and I want to make sure I will not be damaging the o-rings or anything else.
6.) This is kind of a dumb question but we are a little short legged and have trouble getting into the pool sometimes. Is there steps or a ladder that fit my pool size? I have not seen any and was hoping one of you could help.
Thanks everyone in advance. I have learned a lot about pools from here and can say my pool water looked crystal clear for the 2.5 months it was open this year. And only went to the pool store to make sure my water test reading were the same as theirs, which they were. Will be ordering a better test kit in a few months.