Anonymous wrote:Well, I got finished with my daily power hour of scooping the bottom, and I'd say about 70% of it is done at the portions that are not the diving section. I still occassionally get the errant broken toy pistol, BB riddled soda/beer can, softball, and one diecast school bus
Another thing, there is some brown red stuff, like denser than water matter that settles to the bottom and gets stirred to the surface every time i follow a path that nets me a lot of pine needles, seeds, etc.
For the deepside, I just want to throw my hands in the air and give up!
There is about 1,000 gallons of the aforementioned soupy matter, the kind that clogs the net mesh so it's really hard to lift out! I also need a clever way to dispose of this crap, whether I drain the pool or not.
PS the blue thing is a booster pump.
Actually my dad said the filter broke, so maybe it's a matter of replacing the filter, about 3 bills for a decent sized one, or I can get the current fixed.
You have your work cut out for you, but hey...your an ambitious 16-year old with lots of free time! You can do it! Where is the US are you by the way?
Step 1 - You must get water circulating and filtering. You can pull bags of junk out of the pool, but it's multiplying as fast as you pull it out.
If this means finding a used filter or buying one new this is job #1...don't even attempt to repair that old hunka junk! Once that piece is in place we can start working on the water, beginning with a "Hiroshima magnitude" shocking. You will then spend at least two weeks vacuuming and brushing daily...hope your up for it!
The booster pump must have been for a pool cleaner or perhaps for the slide.
The valve is an older "push/pull" type. You pull it up to back wash and push it down to filter. It should be replaced with the filter though as it's probably shot, if not frozen in place. Besides you are going to NEED a waste setting...thats for sure.
Now...Go find a filter young man!