Hi everyone. I am new but have been reading this site feverishly for about a week (lucky internet stumble). So let me give a little background. I have an Intex 14 x 48 that we bought last summer. I had spent about a week leveling the ground and even though it wasn't perfect it wasn't horrible either.
All was good with the exception that every time it would rain/storm here (Virginia) I would lose the pump. My assumption is the plug just got hammered with them. I went through 3 of the 1,000gph pumps that came with the pool. Then we had Hurricane Sandy which lost my cover. By the time the weather was changing, I was going to take the pool down and store it. I couldn't get the legs off so we left it drained with that small amount at the bottom. Needless to say.. it isn't pretty and I am not even sure it is salvageable at this point.
I get so frustrated trying to have the pool (my family really loves water including myself) and we used it every day. I have many issues I am dealing with at once and some I can't do anything about.
1. The way my house sits - it gets very little sunlight.
2. We have a massive amount of trees on our property (.5 acre) and again interferes with sunlight.
3. The spot we had the pool was the only area to receive a decent sun.
4. The most sunlight any spot is receives lasts approximately 3 hours and is strongest from 2-5pm.
Given this - we deal with a lot of leaves, debris and bugs. I am trying really hard but I think I blew it. I just had a 2650 sand filter pump delivered today.
I am just really discouraged and not sure what I am supposed to do. I took it down and drained it today because with all the rain we have had my ground became really soft (problem #457) and the pool became really unlevel. My goal was to get it down and relevel the ground. Well of course we just had the storm that passed through the east yesterday and adding the draining of the pool now the ground is swamp land lol
Since it gets minimal sun, the ground never really gets "hard". Obviously tree removal is not the budget at the moment (but do NOT think that is on my list of things to do lol). Once I drained it I noticed spots all over it in addition to the sludge at the bottom. I am up for any suggestions. I just really want to get this back up and running
I have pics and you can see them all http://s1212.photobucket.com/user/cl...?sort=3&page=1
I appreciate any information you can provide.