First off, Hello everyone.
I've been searching the forums and there is a lot of great information here, and it has helped me tons in getting my pool set up so far. Now I'm looking to do some upgrades and I have some questions, but first my pool info;
16x48 Intex above ground pool.
Sitting on 1/2" Extruded foam (I used http://www.troublefreepool.com/foam-...me-t42304.html as a reference)
I added a protective coating of 6 mil plastic above and below the foam (Mainly due to the red clay my pool is sitting on, and to add more protection)
I have the standard Pump that came with it (Not sure of model), and I have added the Intex Salt water system.
The pool will stay up year round.
What I would like to do is upgrade, so here are my questions;
What would be the ideal Pump / Filter?
Would it be smart to Hard pipe my lines to and from the pool to the pump and salt water system?
If so, what size pipe, and do I need any special adapters?
Should I shock my pool, and exactly what is shocking a pool consist of?
My liner has some stains from last year (I missed the tarp a little and the clay soaked through), can this be cleaned?
What can you tell me for making this as easy to maintain as possible? Last year we had it temporary set up and had problems keeping it clean. It never got really nasty, but we did get some algae.
Thanks for your time, and I appreciate any and all answers. I'm just getting started, so I might have to ask you to elaborate!