Hi all. We also bought a new house and moved in last Sept. We had about one month enjoying the pool before having it closed for the winter. We have been having numerous issues with our auto cover this season that hopefully are straightened out but now I have noticed that I am vacumning sand off the floor every day it seems. Is it normally one thing after another with a pool? Are we walking into a situation where the equipment is reaching the end of its life time and will be needing replacement soon?
If someone could answer those questions and offer some guidance on the following issues I'll be very grateful:
1. Why so much sand in the pool?
2. Where are the suction and backwash valves located? There are 3 vavlves attached to a tube coming from the pump but none are labeled.
3. What should the pressure gauge on my filter read when it is working properly?
I am going to attach (hopefully) a picture of our setup to help identify what I am working with. Thanks and glad to have found someplace I can learn about what we have been wanting for so many years.