Haven't checked in for quite a while. I have just about completed a new screened porch and it's a tad
smaller than the old deck. And it has left my pumping station out in the elements (I hope nothing has
been damaged). I would like to move the whole rig about five feet so that it is on a concrete pad (instead
of where it was originally placed: in the dirt or maybe on a 2x4.
I'm not afraid of this job, but would love to hear any advice anybody has to offer.
A little background: I'll save you the background. I just typed it, read it, and deleted it.
This will be our fourth summer in this house with the pool and we have used the pool for
about a month and a half.
Additional questions (if anyone would care to chime in):
1. My pumps are likely pretty old. I know that some of the o-rings are bad and the shaft
seals (I broke the new one trying to bang it into place with a sledge hammer). I have the kits,
but I wonder if I would be better off replacing them than spending the time to install the go kits.
2. One skimmer doesn't work. I would like for it to work (lots o trees). Is it pretty likely that
I will have to cut a hole in the concrete pool deck? I tried to run a snake through, but it
wouldn't go very far. Any thoughts on this one?
3. The pool cover is kickin' my butt? I'm about ready to take it off, but I have no idea the best
way to tighten those spring coils. I loosened a couple to get them to connect and now, of course,
the top is a little saggy. It suddenly occurs to me that there is probably a tool that I am missing
that makes this process easier.
Anybody live near Falls Church, VA and wanna come take a look?
Thanks for listening to my late night ramblings. Mule