My grandfather (age 83) just recently drained his pool two weeks ago and has left it sitting open to the elements with no progress made as he's too old to get down in there and repair a Vinyl Tear or clear out any of the refuse / scrub the Vinyl
I work full time to help support the household and pay the bills on this property so I've only just taken some time off to address this issue and have found myself rather without direction haha.
We live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada a rather frozen hellscape most of the year so having an outdoor pool here seems rather counter intuitive but I'm stuck with it now!
http://imgur.com/a/P72xM<--- I've included pictures of where I've gotten the pool to so far after a bit of scrubbing and cleaning. My questions are:
1. How do I scrub clear all the stains and I guess mildew stuff? And Is there any paint to go over the worse staining I could possibly use?
2. Is there an easier way to get all that refuse in the Deep End out without jumping down there and draining the water / hauling all the leaves and junk into garbage bags?
3. How exactly do I go about repairing the Vinyl around the.. whatever that hole is haha.
Now, I talked to a local pool company briefly and asked how much re-siding the pool would cost and I can tell you that's exactly $5000 over budget of the $0 budget I have lol so anything I can do for this pool that costs the
least is the best option as my Grandfather is broke and there exists a very limited fund of my own money that I have been using to slowly make renovations to the household over time with.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my embarrassingly uninformed post and I appreciate any and all advice on what to do with this Ancient pool.
And also sorry if I posted this in the wrong place! It seemed like the right sub-forum but I could be mistaken.