We recently purchased a home that was a foreclosed home. It was what looks like it was intended to be a very nice inground pool and spa. We have never owned a pool, and the pool hasn't been opened in probably 2+years.
The pool is L shaped, with a round spa on the inside corner of the L. It's about 40 feet on the long side and 30 feet on the short side. It currently has a vinyl cover on it, which has a few holes, but we did a walk test on it, and it seems to be intact. We know the spa heater is broken (neighbor told us) and we can see some of the pipes above ground level are broken. Looks like someone ran into them with a mower :/ We know equipment is missing - we can find no ladders or handrails, and there does not appear to be any vacuum equipment. There is a slide, but that's broken/cracked and will be removed. if it wasn't attached, they took it. Looking at the control panel, it seems there are lights in the pool, and it's all Jandy equipment with an aqualink board.
What's the best way to go about learning about our pool, and how to properly care for it?
Should we have someone come out and evaluate the equipment/pool to see if it's operable??
Should we do that now, or wait until spring?
We have not removed the cover, so we don't have a visual for the condition of the pool. We'd rather leave it on, as it sounds like a big job to get it back in place.
I'll continue reading here - Soooo much info that seems overwhelming when we don't even know what we have!