Hey everyone I am currently under contract to buy a house that has a pool. I've always wanted one and finally might get one if we actually close!! The only issue is that I am buying a foreclosure and it has been vacant for 100 days or more. The pool has been sitting and was about a foot down from the skimmer. They just turned the utilities on and I was wanting to try out the pumps but I can't figure out how to start it and don't wanna mess something up by running it dry. I was wondering if anyone could help me out and maybe explain how to turn the pumps on or clean them or just explain what I am looking at...I'd be very grateful!! Since it's not technically my house yet I don't think I can do much other than turn everything on and maybe rinse some stuff out so it doesn't get too bad. It's already a bit green since we are in Texas and just had a ton of rain right after about two weeks of 100+ degree temps.
About all I know is that it can be heated and the timers have the freeze sensor thing.
The pool (a bit greener now)
Here is one side. There is a freeze sensor and two timer things in this box. The switch below the box turns the pump on that has the clear plastic lid on it. (i guess to see leaves or bubbles??) When I opened the clear plastic lid it was filled with a thick sheet of green algae. When I got it all out and flipped the switch it sucked the standing water that was in the reservoir through but there was no water coming from anywhere else so I quickly flipped the switch off and decided I needed to post here. There is one of three valves right before the pump that might be flipped off but I am not sure. You can see it at the bottom of this pic.
Here is the other side that has the big canister thing. There are 2 of the 3 valves at the bottom right of the picture that I have no clue about either.
thanks for any help!!