Since I'm new to having a pool, and most of the immediate stuff under control, I'm starting to wonder about long term maintenance / upgrades that will need to be done. The pool was built in 2004, and from what I can tell, not much has been done to it, other than keeping the chemistry correct.
Thing's I'm wondering about:
1 - The pool is pebbletec, and from my research, this should last 20+ years before needing to be refinished. Question -- What is the "Refinishing" process? Acid Wash, replaster? How much does that cost, and how often does it need to be done?
2 - Pool / Spa heater (Older Sta-Rite) isn't working, because the control panel is hosed. Pool store advices against replacing / fixing the control board, and would rather see me get a new heater. We are planning on adding Solar with a gas heater to do the spa.
3 - Cartridge Filter -- Seems to be working fine, I cleaned the filter recently. I know filters can be replaced, how long is the overall Cartridge Filter housing good for?
4 - Pump seems to be functioning okay, not so worried about this.
Anything else I should be saving up for? Thanks all!