I am looking at buying a home with a pool and I am trying to find out what kind of pool it is, how old it is - if the pump/filter system works etc but the home is an estate sale and I cant get any information from the sellers about it. I have gotten all of the information off of the information plate off of the pump/filter system and included it in my signature. It is a 20x40 pool (I measured it) with a 6' foot deep end. The water is green and from what I can tell by Google Earth photos has been for at least the last year. I am trying to figure out how I can tell if the pump/filatration system works, how old the pool/liner is and even what type of pool it is. It has a large tear on one of the corners above the water line and I can see that there is thin layer of foam padding and then concrete behind it. Before I put an offer on the house I was hoping to get some information on what kind of expense I am looking at or base my offer on total replacement costs since they have no information to offer me.
ANY advise would be helpful and appreciated.
Also how does having a pool seem to affect everyone's home owners insurance costs?