I'm about to sign a lease on a house (tomorrow April 19...) with an in-ground pool (inside an enclosure). I know the water table is relatively high in this area because it is situated next to a lake and the house gets all of its water from a well (and the well is even used to fill up the pool...)
The pool has not been in use and tended for more than 6 months (at least...It looks like it could be longer) and there are dead mice and leaves in it. I am told they will clean this out...Should I be worried about how well they clean the water? Does it need to be emptied, cleaned, then re-filled?
Also, the bigger issue is that the sides are bulging inward all around the sides of the pool almost all the way down the sides... The bottom appears to be untouched and still smooth (the pool is fairly deep and I cannot see the bottom clearly at the deepest points). The contracting company told me that the pool tends to bulge inward in the spring months because the ground seeps water (I live in Nashville, TN), but in the later summer months the water receedes and the bulging goes away.
What do you make of this? Is the bulging a major issue or something that can be overlooked? Since I am only renting the property, I need to know how I should handle the situation... It would be nice to have a usable pool.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give! Any advice before tonight (Tues. April 19) would be great because I am supposed to sign this lease and return it on Wed.