We just bought a pool home in Orange County CA. It's our first house and our first pool.
I found this board and have learned quite a bit from it. I think I'm getting about a C to a C+ in pool chemistry.
However I dont know anything about my pool equipment. My assumption is it is outdated and needs to be replaced, and I'm not sure how much that would cost or if I can afford that.
I also know the pool has not been replastered in the last 10-12 years, per last owner. pool was built in 1986, so not sure if it ever has been.
pool is 30' x 15'. max depth of 8'. roman shape.
spa is 6' x 7'. not sure of exact depth.
I think it's about 22k gallons.
equipment from what I can read or tell:
WhisperFlow 1HP WFE-4
Teledyne Laars Series One (I think), Pentair 2000 Series DE Filter (best guess)
I get a small amount of grey sand (which I assume to be DE). Why?
I only have two Jandy valves - in from pool/spa and out to pool or spa.
Can I put the valve in-between the two or does it have to be one or the other?
Sometimes the kreepy krauly stops clicking and just sits there. skimmer basket is clear. pump basket is clear. Not sure what else to check.
If I have the in from the pool and the out going to the jacuzzi, there is a spill over waterfall type thing when the pump is running. When the pump stops, water level of the jacuzzi slowly drops to the pool water level. If I change the valves to in from pool out to pool, the water level remains high in the jacuzzi. Why?
Aesthetically, the pool is nice from a distance. up close, I think it needs to be resurfaced or replastered.
How do I know if it NEEDS to be replastered (beyond aesthetics)?
The tile along the top of the pool line in the jacuzzi seems to be breaking apart or separating.
Any thoughts on how or what to do to fix?
And finally the spill over waterfall and various other tiles have some white calcium looking deposits.
How do I scrub that off or get rid of it?
Thanks for any feedback, thoughts, opinions or ideas you can give.
And thanks to all the other experts for pool school, pool math and all the other great topics on this forum.