I just bought a house with a 24ft round pool. A friend suggested and offered to help drain and refill the pool. I am concerned about doing this as many things I have read discourage draining and refilling the pool because you risk riping your liner. The pool has not been opened in at least18 months and was never properly closed. The water is completely green and contains debris. I even saw a frog swimming in the pool. Is draining the pool the proper course of action?
I was told to use a bleach solution to clean the walls and floor of the pool, is this the correct or should I just use soap and water?
I also had a pool company look at the pool, but I don't trust their recommendation as thenpump appears to work and they said I needed to replace it just because it was never closed properly. The water currently is just below the skimmer, so at this point we would need to add water to see if it goes through the pump and sand filter.
This is my first exposure to maintaining a pool, I bought a test strip kit to test the water but have no idea where to start. All the chemicals can also make it confusing. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.