Last year my husband and I bought a house with a pool. It is a vinyl liner pool installed in the mid-1970s. I've looked around and can find plenty of information on how often a pool liner needs replacing, but not much more about other issues that could potentially crop up when owning an older pool. What are some things I should be looking out for? The liner was replaced 2 years ago, the filter is around the same age and the pump is brand new. How long is an in-ground vinyl liner pool expected to last? I assume it's not indefinite? My husband and I are interested in replacing the hideous red brick pool decking we have but obviously not if the pool is not going to last much longer before needing a major overhaul. Any insight or direction for where I could look for further information much appreciated!
PS: Pool is sparkling blue and clean 99% of the time thanks to this site and my TF test kit We take good care of the pool but didn't have a very realistic expectation of cost before we purchased the house. These things are crazy expensive and we haven't even had any big problems!