I just bought a house with an in-ground pool with vinyl liner. I have never had a pool and need lots of help. I'm in Novi Michigan. The pool size is 17'9" x 36' (3'10" for stairs)
1) The mesh safety cover was cut where the ladder is located. We can use a standard rectangular 20' x 40' safety cover. Where can I get it fixed that won't cost me a fortune or the same cost as a new one? Or can I get one that will not be expensive?
2) We opened the pool to find dirt, leaves, worms, possibly frogs, and who know what else. I can see the bottom of the pool and the water is green. What tools can I buy to clean the bottom? Please be specific since I know nothing about pools or links works too.
3) The pvc pipes to the hayword sand filter and such have cracks so I need to re attach pipes? I've primed/glued shcedule 40 pipes in the house. Is it the same? I need some guidance on plumbing it properly. Also have a heater and want to make sure I connect it properly to it. I haven't tested the boiler and don't know how to test it properly. So so I first attach all the pipes before I can test the heater? Are there diagrams on how to attach all these together properly and what kind of valves I need and what size?
4) The pool was not winterized at all so how do I test to see if there are leaks/broken pipe in the ground? And if there are cracks can it be fixed with out digging?
If I need a professional how do I find one that knows what they are doing and what would it cost?