Hi, everyone! I bought a home in RI with a 16x34 IG vinyl in January. I am an excited first time pool owner but still feel very intimidated by doing some things alone. I'm not as worried about the chemistry part, as I am of hooking everything up properly ahead of time.
Yesterday I pulled the holey safety cover off and got all of the return valve plugs out from the sides of the pool. When looking into the skimmer, there are 2 plugs--one that looks identical to the other ones I pulled off (white wingnut, black rubber plug) and the other like this:
I assumed it was the one that looked like the others, so I unscrewed the wingnut, but the plug wouldn't budge.
Is the white plug pictured above the plug that stays in there permanently, and the one I was trying to remove the correct one? I'm having spinach for breakfast to prep for the removal.
Now for the part that scares me! Not knowing what these pipes do:
The 2 pipes that I have red arrows next to I hooked up into the ones sitting directly in front of them (they go into the pump. I hope that was right).
I don't know what the 3 taller ones in the front of the picture do, or the unconnected one on the right coming from filter. I know this is basic stuff--but can someone please guide me?
My skimmer basket is missing and my pump basket empty, so my next hurdle is to locate my filter / pump plugs and basket.
My swamp, day one:
Thank you all for your guidance and I look forward to this adventure!