I'm doing an upgrade to my little pool--putting in an appropriate-size pump, adding a solar heater, swapping some hard pipe for spa-flex so as to minimize a couple of awkward runs.
Here are my questions:
1. While the water level is below the skimmer and return, I intend to replace the gaskets, which are showing signs of leaking and replace the skimmer altogether. If I find rust, what's the best way to handle it?
2. Also would like advice on how to do the above, because the lining is already cut. Or am I supposed to replace the liner when I do this, too?
3. I have seen posts about spa-flex that don't speak very highly of it. Am I making a mistake here? Best advice, please. I do need it for at least the solar heater. And I'm trying to soften the corners of the pipe runs, because the 12' diameter is a tight circle in a small space.
4. Any other advice?