So, this is my first house, and it comes with a pool!!! My parents had an above ground 15' diameter and my grandmother had an inground pool and I helped with both. But I'm realizing there were several things I didn't pay close enough attention to.
The previous owners closed the pool for me. We saw the house w/ the solar cover on the pool, but I could tell the water was nice and clear. They had been using chlorine, so I'll probably go with that for now.
First question: The pool is 15' by 30'. I'm guessing about 4' deep (it's an above ground but set in the ground.) How can I figure the gallons?
Second question: This was a big dumb move on my part... I was cleaning things they had left out of the basement. I thought they had an old pump down there, but now I realize it was the only pump. Believing it was an old pump and not thinking, I threw it out. It's long gone... (It was one of those late nights you have moving into a place when you really should stop before you do something like this.)
The sand filter is outside, wrapped in plastic, and I can see where the pump would have set.
What do I need to look at to determine what kind of pump I need to get.
The cover of the pool has collected some rain, and there is a small pump I found in the basement that I've used to remove the water from the top of the cover. (I do not run it all the time, just for about a half hour at a time.) Is this the right thing to do?
I suppose I'll have all the chemical questions to ask in the spring when we want to open back up. I figure I'll start asking now to give myself time to prep. Thanks in advance.