I have only had a pool for one season. Thanks to this place I managed the operation side of it just fine so thanks for that! However coming out of winter I need to take care of some problems. I need to replace all the ball valves on the suction side as they are so stiff the handles are breaking (see photo below). I also believe my main drain is clogged however as you can see, I have only identified what the cleaner and skimmers are connected to. For all I know any one of those could also have the main drain (both skimmers only have one open outlet at the bottom). Would it be possible to redo this with some Jandy valves, or just something that would have more accessibility? If that is a yes, would it be something a novice could pull off? I have replaced heads and repaired sections of my sprinkler system so I have a minuscule bit of experience with smaller PVC stuff. However I don't want to get my hopes up if this is out of my league.
The couplings to the pump need to be redone as well (one side is embarrassingly half a@*ed, I swear it wasn't me) so I guess that means there is opportunity to move it if need be. Anyways let me know what you guys think!