I just bought a house with a pool, and now I'm a first time pool owner. its an approximately 15,000 gallon in ground pool with a waterfall and a spa. The pool is about 20 years old, and all the hardware is shot. I'm getting a new Pentair FNS plus 60 sq. ft. DE filter, a Pentair 250K BTU MasterTemp water heater, and variable speed pump installed. I decided since I was having all of this done, I might as well convert it to salt water, so I'm also getting a Hayward SwimPure Salt Chlorinator and T-Cell.
Having put the order in for the work, now I've learned there could be issues with my sandstone water feature and flagstone coping, and I'm getting nervous around the possibility of additional labor, be it regularly rinsing the deck, or possibly sealing the porous stone. Can some folks give me some input on their experiences running SWG pools, how long they've been running them, and if they've run into issues? I'm starting to have second thoughts.
Attached is a picture of my waterfall. It's not functioning until I get a new pump installed -- I'm moving over the fixed speed pump to be used by the waterfall and installing the variable speed to run the pool. Any input would be welcome. Thanks for the help!