Well like others I recently bought a house and it came with a pool. Wasn't something I was really looking for but I am going to give it a shot and we will see what the work/cost vs pleasure balance is. Pool is basically a lap pool about 12' wide and almost 100' long. Have haward DE60 filter. Pool has issues, to say the least , has a few cracks we think as its losing water quicker than we think evap is causing, the pool has no skimmers, which i have solved by connecting a couple of Intex about ground hang on types connected to the suction lines. Pool was a mess when we moved in and have finally got it cleaned, algae out and got it balanced. Only issue dealing with now is normal pressure is about 20-25 but after about 3 days pressure is up to 35 and getting very weak suction and circulation. I backwash for about 2 mins and all is okay again for a couple days and then need to repeat.