First off I am very pool ignorant and am looking for a little advice/recommendation.
My wife and I are most likely putting in an offer to buy a house in our small hometown and it has an in ground pool. Kinda...
The pool has a more or less permanent deck built over it, completely covering it. I know the owner of the house and they said when they bought the house back in 2002 the deck was there and they never touched it. There is a small little door to look in and all I see is white walls/steps and a good deal of black muck on the walls but it was pretty clear water. The pump and filter look like an old pressure cooker (Shiny steal top/cap with a gauge in the center) but I cant get any more detail such as make/model.
My main question is, is it worth it to fix it back up or tear it out? I would love to have a pool of my own but don't want it if it will cost more to repair then rip out.
Also, can pools just develop cracks overtime? It looks like it holds water, but not sure if it was a little low due to neglect or leaks.
I'm sorry I'm being very vague right now but that is all the info I have. Im trying to get a hold of a family friend that builds above ground pool but he hasn't called back.
I'm going to look at the house again today, and most likely put in the offer. Can you tell me anything to look for to help decide one way or the other?
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