Hi everyone, I was a member of the forum a few years ago, and then we sold that house and bought a house with no pool. Yesterday, we just got an offer accepted on a foreclosure with a pool that has been sitting for two years. It has a cover on it right now, so it's really a big mystery, but I'm wondering what exactly I should be looking for in terms of major warning signs or problems. I knelt down and looked through the cover, and could see that there is still water in the pool, which I imagine is a very good sign. It's essentially black sludge, but it is holding water! The pool doesn't have a vinyl liner - looks like concrete or something? Our last pool had a vinyl liner and that's really all I'm familiar with.
So, is there anything that I should look for that would make this pool so problematic as to make me walk away from purchasing this house?
Thanks! I will try to get more info and pictures of the equipment today. I really don't have any idea how deep it is (though it appears to have a diving board under the cover, so I'm assuming fairly deep).