My wife and I have recntly purchased a foreclosed home in Wilmingto NC. The home has been vacant for over 2 years and needless to say, the bank did not do anything with the pool. This is my first go arround with a pool, so I am am very green, like my pool!
The pool is a dark dark green. It's to the point that I have frogs in the pool. I have already scooped out a lot of pine needles/ leaves. The pump works, but I am not sure if the Aquarite chlorine generator works. I have a Hayward(sp?) Sand filter. There are 3 suction lines on the pump. 2 skimmers and I assume the other is at the bottom of the pool. there is a vinyl liner. Also, I am on a well, but there are iron stains on the fixtures and the water smells a little.
I am concerned about "clogging' the filter. I'm willing to bet that the sand is original from 1998. I don't want to drain the pool, as I am afraid of problems with the liner.
What should I do?
Thanks for all your help!