Greetings everyone! Happy post memorial day weekend! Summer is around the corner and I am staring at this pool wondering how the *#@! I am going to get this kid ready in 3 weeks:
Moved here in the late fall, and just had a quick new cover put on this and the pump and filter winterized by a pool guy. It hadnít been touched in 3+ years so fast forward to April where we called said pool guy to come open it up for us. We previously cleaned out as much solids as we could before he arrived. He uncovered it, opened all the returns and whatever else there is and went to plug the pump in and nothing. Had it looked over and it would cost more to fix then to just get a new one (Old Jacuzzi model too bummer). So as we were not planning on this, we had to save some money up and I needed to do some research. Here we are now the end of May.
I have been lurking on this site the past month reading as much as I can, learning, laughing and watching other peoples swamps turn into pools again so hopefully it can be done. I have a new pump/filter/swg in my kitchen waiting to be installed. Thinking about doing it myself, because if I wait for my husband it could be next year LOL. My only concerns regarding install is that I am really unfamiliar with the pool filter itself and the hoses. Ive tried to read up about it. Ill share a picture of the previous hosing if anyone wants to give advice:
(There is a black hose you canít see laying on the ground, the other end is buried, and I donít know what it goes to....)
On to my next issue.......The skimmer is under the deck. Someone put a layer of decrotive bricks under the wood layer and than the deck wood its self. The skimmer is on the buried side. How do I vacuum this pool once I am able to get the electronics up and running?
(P.S. There is a wire running around if you can see it...is that the ground?)
(Not exactly much clearance for any attachments)
I am somewhat familiar with what I need to do once I have functioning parts. My tf-100xL should come anyday. I ordered last week.I did try testing it with strips and almost everything was zero so...Ill wait LOL. Also, purchased 30 gallons of bleach at Wal-Mart, some baking soda and borax. Ive just been cleaning what I can. Now I am just picking up sludge.
Any suggestions on how I can switch the pumps/filters in an easy fashion?
What should I do about Vacuum?