Hello. I am brand new to the forum and come to you asking for your opinions.
We just purchased a house that was built in 1989 and I believe looking at the pool, it is the original pool and has never been re-done. The pool has an in-floor cleaning system that does not currently work. We are in the beginning stages of discussing renovating our pool and the cleaning system is a big topic for us. I have done a little research and found that some of the earlier in-floor cleaning systems aren't as good as they should be and we are wondering if it is worth the money to fix the in-floor cleaning system, or just get the pool plumbed for an automatic pool cleaner when we do the renovation.
There are 10 heads that would all need to be replaced as well as the circular globe (pardon my pool vocabulary ignorance) that feeds the heads.
So, I ask you this. Do we repair the in-floor system? Do we cover it up and pretend it never existed and put an automatic pool cleaner in? Do we do a hybrid and fix the in-floor heads on the steps and benches, but use an automatic cleaner for the rest of the pool? The last thing we want to do is spend $2000 renovating the in-floor system to find out it was designed poorly and doesn't clean the pool as well as expected.
Your opinions and comments are greatly appreciated! Thank you.