I have been reading all the posts trying to get educated on our new (old) pool. Our new to us home has a inground pool (gunite/plaster I believe) that is 20 x 40 and is about 30 years old. We were only able to enjoy the pool about 30 days or so before we had it closed for the winter now we have snow everywhere
I have a couple questions...
the pool is pretty dated but, we are hoping we can spruce her up
1. the main drain has been capped off, is this a problem? we only have 1 skimmer...our pool guy has been keeping a eye on the pool (this spring/summer we want to start taking care of it ourselves)...he is using liquid chlorine, I have been learning all about the BBB process
2. when the pool was closed for the winter we have lost some water (we thought we had a leak) we thought it might be the skimmer (its the old rectangle shaped skimmer) but, the water has stopped at the light (deep end about 3-4' down)....all is well and the water has not drained beyond the light. what is the best approach to get the light fixed???
3. I have no idea if the pool has ever been replastered in the past 30 years....but, I'm thinking they may have painted it recently (finish looks decent) but, I have attached a photo to show that the pool has a plaster crack all the way around the pool (its above the water line) our pool guy said its just cosmetic but, what is the best way to get this fixed up?? a whole new plaster job???
any info you guys could provide would be wonderful...I'm counting the days until spring