I am a newbie poster located in Cambodia. I have just purchased an Intex 18*52 above ground pool, this is the first time I have had a pool and I have no idea about how to look after pools as I'm from the UK originally.
I have a couple of questions and I would appreciate any assistance those who are more learned than myself can provide.
My pool is going to be located at my holiday house about 2 hours away from my principle residence. Accordingly I will only be able to get down there on weekends.
If I put the pool cover on, and leave the pump running on a fixed cycle X number of hours per day, will the pool be ok to leave for 1 week at a time? I appreciate this isn't ideal and it would be great if I could monitor this more frequently, however I'm trying to determine if I need to hire a company to look after the pool in my absence?
I am planning on building a small brick unit to house my pump and store chemicals so that everything can be locked safely away from any potential thieves (the pool will be inside a compound however this is no guarantee) I am a little worried about over heating the pump? Would you think this will be to keep the pump inside?
I have a combined sand and saltwater system, i'm currently reading as much as I can about these systems and the chemistry to properly look after the pool, however given im located in Cambodia I am not sure what filter mediums will be available, how sensitive are these pumps to the filter medium? and what are my options here if a I cannot purchase a specific pool filter medium to put inside my filter.
Many thanks for any advice you can offer, I'm reading everything I can, and this site is a huge resource so many thanks for the assistance. (apologies for grammer and spelling)