Hi, everyone! My family and I purchased our new home last year with an IG pool in the yard. This is the first time either of us have owned an In-Ground pool so we have no idea what we are doing, lol . Here are the specs that we've been able to put together:
In-Ground Plaster Pool
34 feet long by about 14 feet (slight bean shape so i'm assuming custom by prior owners?)
12 feet at deepest spot
The pool doesn't appear to have been used nor winterized last year so we have drained it completely and have shoveled out the muck kat the bottom, plus gave it a quick surface cleaning. It appears to have a few surface cracks in a few areas but has maintained the water level so we are assuming it is nothing major. Here are my questions:
1. Is it impossible or crazy expensive to correct and repairs minor cracks at the surface?
2. Are cracks typical of plaster pools?
3. Does anyone have a similar sized pool and if so, can you give an average on what you pay per month on chemicals, electric, etc? We're trying to decide what we're in for if we do clean, repair and open the pool.
4. Can Sand filtered / plaster pools be converted to Salt? And if so, would you recommend it or against it?
As I said we are complete newbies to pool ownership so I'd appreciate any help we can receive! Thanks and also we love in Delaware County PA adjacent to Springfield.