We bought a short sale property, closed in February and moved in over July 4th weekend. Now it's time to tackle the pool. The previous owners took the pump/filter before they moved out. I'm not entirely sure how long the pool has been empty, but when we first made the offer on the house in August 2015 there was no pool equipment. So the pool has been sitting neglected for at least 1 year, but my guess is close to 2 years.
Where do I start? Is the pool salvageable? Do I need to drain the pool and start over? Drain some of the water? What is a conservative estimate to get this pool up and running between the pump/filter, test kits, chemicals, and other items needed. $1k? $2k? Looking for recommendations on products, information on pump/filters, or anything I need to know.
Now for the pictures: