I just purchased a house at the end of February that has an inground pool. I grew up with a pool so I am semi familiar with pool upkeep. I found these forums by a link from www.thepoolforum.com.
According to my neighbor the pool was installed about 30 years ago. It is a free form pool shaped to match my property line done by Anthony & Sylvan. I purchased the house as a pre-foreclosure. I got a great deal on the purchase price, but I am finding out the hard way the lack of caring on the old owners part. I was told from the old owner the pool was in good shape but the filter needed to be replaced. Once the show melted I saw the mess he left behind. The pool was drained & uncovered all winter so it stood with 3 feet of swampy water in the deep end. I realized I should not trust a word he said.
I spent early spring draining, shoveling leaves, and cleaning the pool. I just replaced the filter which looks to be original and the pump which was 7 years old (motor seized) with a Hayward Pro Grid D.E. Filter (48 Sq. Ft) and a Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP. My official opening was this past weekend for Memorial day. I am working on getting my levels squared away. Water is crystal clear and a cool but refreshing 72 degrees.
I am sure I will have tons of questions this year so I wanted to introduce myself.