New to the forum... Please lend me your ears.
We bought this house on short sale from the bank; so the previous owner pretty much let the house go into disrepair. Since he/she is losing the house, there is no point in keeping it up, sad but this is the majority of what people are doing.
This house comes with a pool with salt water system, since we moved in I have put the system back to operating condition by changing the salt cell. Before that I spoke to pool service company and their suggestion was to take the salt system out all together and go the tradition route. I was disappointed with this approach, the system works fine and all I needed was a new salt cell. I try to tackle one thing at a time.
This pool also comes with caretaker 99 cleaning system (5 zones), when the system is running, there is no pressure at the pressure gage located on the black dome. The head(s) partially pop up and there is water coming out but not enough to rotate the heads (If I understand how the system works correctly). It also cycles thought out the zones, but not enough pressure to rotate the heads to sweep the debris to the two main drains.
This is the situation, the two unions where there support to be two strainers before the dome won't budged. I read the manual online and it said to be hand tighten, but by the look of the unions, they are tighten with a pipe wrench which leave teeth marks. Again asked people at pool supplies and again, easy answer was to cut and replace the unions.
How do I loosen the unions without cutting it and are there o-ring seals before the strainers? I want to see if the strainers are not plug or block with debris before I go one step further.
Thank-you for lending your ears and I appreciate any advice.