I bought a house last year and this was what was in the back yard.
Started draining and pulled the dry-rotted vinyl out.
After getting the 100s of frogs and half dozen turtles out there was a foot of sludge
Power washed the deck, the surface washer was the best $150 spent.
Finally drained and cleaned.
Sanded all the rust off the steel walls and painted with zinc oxide paint.
New Liner going in
Fill 'er Up!!
Not nearly as nice as some of the pools I've seen on here, but a man has to start somewhere.