When we bought our house 2 years ago, the lady had let the pool go for many, many years. She had to get it ready to go again as part of the purchase agreement.
A few days ago I noticed water around my hayward sand filter. Yesterday, it dawned on me that I had a leak. I can't find any water on the outside of the filter or any of the pipes. I guess it's coming from the bottom of the filter.
We have the old sand filter that the previous owner replaced with this one. It looks good to me, but I'm sure there must have been something wrong with it for them to replace it. I would also assume that I can put water in it before installing it, but it probably won't leak until it's all hooked up and pressured up and running. Am I right?
So, is there any way to know if the other filter is bad before taking the first one down?