Ok. Spring in south Alabama. Pollen and pine blooms in my shaded pool. (Hubs won't cut the trees...) I purchased a larger skimmer, and also got the new 1500 pump in today. Alright. Here is the problem, my old pool (8 years) has the little black rubber hose thingies that the hoses attach to going to the pump/filter. Always hated 'em. They always leak water and air. I read about cutting around the existing attachments and using the parts in the new pump. I'm just a little bit iffy on cutting into my pool, but, to have cleaner water. I'm game. ALSO, we have well water and it has almost 0 ph. I spend more time with the pool than in it, but I do love it. If it just wasn't sooo dang cold.