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    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Central NJ
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    Neglected Pool

    Hi all

    I purchased a house with a pool that hasn't been opened in 4 years

    Here's what I know.

    It's a lazy L unground liner pool with Approx 20x40 ft long. Installed 1980s
    Liner was replaced about 5 years ago then pool never reopened.
    Polaris cleaner pump not working
    Sand filter with 1hp pump - working original to pool

    We are draining pool in order to inspect

    Pool professional already recommending new DE filter with new pump and potentially a new liner. Thoughts?

    Anything else I need to do or look out for ?
    Rgds,
    Dominick (Inground Pool Newbie)
    650 sq/ft - 20k gallons
    Free-Form Gunite with Granite Ansylbrite Finish
    40 sq/ft 18' raised spa
    Jandy DE60 filter
    Jandy Aquapure 1400
    Jandy Aqua link PDA

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    Bakersfield, Ca
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    Re: Neglected Pool

    You have nice filter equipment- what's wrong w the pump? No start at all, or doesn't circulate? Does it have power?
    (One of my mentors told me, "It works better when it's plugged in.")
    There could well be gunk blocking pipes if the pump runs.


    IF you have high water levels, completely draining could pop the pool out of the ground. (!!)
    What's the water look like?
    What's the liner look like? Replacing it will get pricey. If it's intact...why bother?

    FWIW, A two speed pump will save ++ electricity, and pool professionals make their living by selling and installing equipment and chemicals.

    The big deal re maintaining a pool, (as a relative newbie) is getting the chemistry right. The filter is secondary.
    More experienced members can feel free to correct me.
    Good luck.
    12,000 gal concrete IG, Sta-Rite MaxEGlas 3/4 HP pump (230v 8A) Sta Rite System 3 Filter, Hayward Ultra crawler.
    10% Bleach bottles on bottom of pool. AquaChek 7 Strips, Clorox SmartStrips, Bakersfield City water.

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    Re: Neglected Pool

    The cleaner pump is dead. It has power going to it but it won't turn on. The filter he says is barely big enough for the pool.

    I think he want to drain about Hal to see if water got behind the liner. The water is so dark and dingy, you can't see anything
    Rgds,
    Dominick (Inground Pool Newbie)
    650 sq/ft - 20k gallons
    Free-Form Gunite with Granite Ansylbrite Finish
    40 sq/ft 18' raised spa
    Jandy DE60 filter
    Jandy Aquapure 1400
    Jandy Aqua link PDA

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