My wife and I finalizing the purchase of a building lot that we will eventually build our dream house on. It was part of much much larger estate, (the dorrance estate of Campbell's soup fame) that has been subdivided and sold off over the past 100 years. Why am I posting this here? Well because the lot comes with an in-ground indoor pool attached to a small 105 year old pool house (which was a servant's quarters, most likely). Both are sold AS IS, so i am not expecting the seller to fix anytthing. We settle in two weeks, so I don't have much information about it at the moment. I am posting here because I want to get it up and running, asap, because my kids are super excited about it. Plus its a unique situation in that we won't be living on the premises for quite some time, so automation and remote contol are high priorities, and I need some guidance. The original owners will still be our neighbors, so he'll be a good reference for me as he's been taking care of it for 20 years. Ok so here is what I know so far, i will update this thread as i know more:
Pool Material: Concrete
Pool Condition: Operational I am told, but when I took the pic the water level was below the skimmers, and obviously the pump was not running.
Age: not sure, probably the 70's, was once an outdoor pool, later enclosed.
Filter: Unknown, i only took one pic of the pump room, looks like DE to me.
Heater: Purex Triton MiniMAX 250
Building Heater: Gas Furnace
Building Walls: Metal, and sliding glass doors
Building Roof: Steel Structure, Corrugated Fiberglass panels, with power retractable sections (with screens)
Sanitation System: ?? unknown
Here are some pictures: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...duNDJLdDgtR3ln
I was thinking of converting it to SWG, and using an automation system with remote access. We live close by, so I could come test the water weekly if not more. My family want's to use it into the winter, but i am worried about the cost of heating it, I doubt the glass building is well insulated.
SO...I am looking for some advice.....
- What potential problems should I look for first? besides testing the water which is a given.
- Will ventilation be an issue with this pool? there is no exhaust fan, but the doors and roof can "open".
- Would an automated SWG system make sense for this type of use?
Sorry for the rambling first post, but i am an excited newbie, and just needed to get these thoughts written down. Thanks for any advice.