Hello to everyone,
I am new to the forum and was directed here while doing some research online for my current project. My wife and I purchased a house that has an old cinder block pool that has been empty since 1980. The pool was built in 1947 and is made of cinder blocks and concrete. The concrete in the pool is in exceptional shape for its age with only a few minor areas that need attention. The house was sold to us by my In-laws and the pool was built by my Wife's grandfather who was the original owner of the home back in 1938. I was told by my father in law that the pool does not have any leaks as the drain was clogged for several years allowing rain water to collect in the pool. I am planning on pressure washing the pool, Sealing the concrete and painting the surface with a rubberized pool paint. The dimensions of the pool are 32 FT long, 12FT wide, and 6FT deep. I can do all the work myself for this project, however my main concern is that the pool never had any kind of filtration system on it for the 35 plus years that it was in use. My father in law said that when he was a child they would chemically treat the water but would need to drain and fill the pool several times during the season to keep the water clean and clear when it was in use. I know that I am going to need to install an in-ground pool filter system and am not sure as to the easiest way to do this. I would like to do the work all on my own. Has anyone ever seen a situation like this with an in-ground pool and how was the filter system added? I am thinking that I would like to install a sand filter system or if there is a way to keep it clean without installing a permanent system I may go that direction. I was looking at some of the robotic pool cleaners online but was not sure if these only picked up debris on the pool or if they actually filter the water. Thanks for all the advice.