New pool owner and need advice.
Moved into new house last October and had a local service company open pool today. Filter leaks at band and fittings and the pump motor is rusted due to leaks at plumbing joints. System works, but leaking and on last leg. Estimate age of equipment at 15-20 yrs old.
Specs: 31,000 gal Sylvan pool, DE Filter, Hayward 1.5 Hp pump.
House is located in Maryland. Looking for advice on new filter (DE vs Cartridge), advantages of two speed or variable speed pump vs single speed - (Elec. $.10 kWh). I also want to convert to salt water system. It has a pump for a Polaris, but wondering if a robotic pool cleaner is worth it.
As as I am new to the pool thing, not sure where to start or if what I have planned is overkill.
Any advice on what I am planning would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.