I put a call in to the pool company that opened the pool for me, but I haven't heard back from them yet. I paid them a lot of money to open the pool, which isn't really as ready to go as I expected it to be, and they haven't returned a call from yesterday afternoon, so I'm getting a little frustrated with them. I've got a call in also to a local guy from the Pennysaver who seems to deal in dismantling and reselling pools and equipment. His phone number is very local to mine, so I'm hoping he'll stop by to assess the filter for me and maybe either be able to service it or switch it out for me for something he's got on hand.
We really don't want to put a lot of money into this pool, my husband would be more inclined to just let the local guy dismantle the damn thing and haul it out of here! But the kids will be heartbroken, and I've already paid a crapload of non-refundable money for swimming lessons for the kids in anticipation of keeping them from drowning in this alleged backyard pool.
So my question is, can anyone give me an idea of what might be wrong with the filter, so that I have some hope of not being totally snowed by someone into purchasing completely new equipment if avoidable.
Thanks for all the help and advice.
PS The ac install seems to have gone well, but the weather has cooled a bit and the humidity has gone down considerable after a series of thunderstorms, so we haven't had much cause to use it beyond having it on to check it out. It did seem to cool the house very evenly, and i noticed the lower humidity level. They moved the thermostat's location away from next to the wood burning stove and installed a very nice programmable thermostat in a more sensible locaiton, so I need to find some time to get that programmed. So far, so good.