I'm a new User here, A new Home Owner, and A new Pool owner. I'm here to learn and get the help of some Pool Guru's like everyone here. Many questions will be asked I'm sure... I'm also a fish keeper so I'm somewhat familiar with testing and adjusting water parameters but not with a pool.
I've got a house in Wisconsin that came with a in ground pool. I'm basically a noob to this so I'll be looking for your help and guidance. The pool has not been opened for the last 2 years. I has had a cover on it and it is still pretty full. The water is obviously very dark and very smelly. I've yet to determine the size gallon wise because it's a strange shape. I've got to do some measuring and then I'll get back to everyone.
What i know about the pool: It's in-Ground and Cement. Deep end is roughly 8 feet and shallow is 3. The top edge is tiled. I've got a diving board. It's not been used in 2 years. Pump and filter look in good shape (Laser Jacuzzi 225 filter). Pool is unheated. Pool has been holding water
So obviously it's too early open just yet especially if it's unheated and spring maple whirlybirds haven't even started to grow. I just need to know where to start. Anyone have any links to read for super beginners?
I don't have any maintenance items...what should i get? I know I'll need to get a water test kit to see where the water before it's determined it needs to be drained or not. I'll need a net to clean up the **** and start cleaning what I can.
Here are some photos of the pool last summer. So it's a little dirtier since then. As you can see, I've got some work to do.