Need alot of advice with a pool that has slowly been deteriorating. Pool guy who took care of this pool hasn't been doing his job and is no longer going to be doing our pool. I took up trying to service the pool but a true rookie at all this. Basically just figuring things out as I go.
First off, I swapped out an energy hog pool pump with an Intelliflo. That works with a Clean&Clear 320 cartridge filter. I recently bought an Aquabot Breeze 4wd to replace a broken pressure side Pentair 280.
The pool is surrounded by trees and plants that litter it with many different types of debris. Here you can see what my pool typically looks like:
The floors looks better than that after my Breeze 4wd did some work on it for the first time today. I obviously need to scrub algae with a brush still. I also purchased a skimmer rake/net and pole to manually grab what the skimmer isn't doing.
I don't know why the leaves aren't really making their way into my skimmer so I'm starting to look into things like the poolskim device. Just need to see if my pool has the necessary hookup for it to work.
Anyways, that's all fine and dandy plus shouldn't be overly expensive to get resolved. Which leads me to this ...
Looks scary and costly to repair. Thoughts or ideas on what this is? If its going to take thousand of dollars to repair we may just cut our losses and ax the pool entirely. It isn't used often or at all. Not much sun and no heater = a money pit that isn't putting out any benefit these days.