old pool

  1. C

    Old in ground pool....I might have made a big mess

    I'm in the process of purchasing my grandparents house with an in ground pool with a vinyl liner circa 1975 ish. About 5 years ago, my grandfather closed/covered the pool because he didn't want to take care of it any more. Unfortunately, he passed away so I have very little knowledge of the...
  2. M

    Very Old Style Pool Light Possible Conversion

    My wife and I just bought a new house 3 weeks ago. The house was built in 1984 and I assume the pool light might be from the same era. Its a Pentair series 78352X, 78353X - 12 volt, and uses two 2-pronged light bulbs. I've switched the old halogen bulbs with LED ones, but it is still not bright...
  3. M

    How long did your pump last before you replaced it?

    Hi everyone, I am just wondering how old your pump was before you replaced it? Did you ever fix it first before replacement? For reference we are in Ontario Canada and our pool season is only about 5 months. Our current setup is an old 1980 18x36 pool with 8ft deep end, 1.5" piping two jets...
  4. D

    Excavate or Restore an old concrete pool

    Hi all we just bought a home, not a very expensive one but its from the 1930s and concrete so everything is really expensive to do including running wire. That said we blew our budget on unforeseen electrical issues but still have this old concrete pool to deal with now. It is not bonded and...
  5. L

    New owner of old pool, overwhelmed where to start

    We just bought a 1980 house that has a pool that I’m trying to learn how to manage. Previous owners used chlorine tabs and occasionally shock tabs strictly based on appearance (don’t think water was ever tested). I would like to do TFP and transition off their old way of pool maintenance but I’m...
  6. David&Robin

    New (to us) pool, and I don't see how it can possibly work as it should... Help!

    This will be our 2nd year in our new home, and my 2nd year (EVER) with a pool. Thanks to TFP, my 1st year was somewhat successful - but I've always been troubled by some facets of our ancient pool. 1 - Pump and Filter 2 - Skimmer 3 - Returns (Red arrows indicate attempted water flow...