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    Forclosure pool opening

    Hello All

    Looking for advice
    A buddy of mine just purchased a forclosure home that has a pool. The pool has not been opened for almost 2 years. We are looking for advice as to expectation as well as anything we can do that might make this process a bit easier.

    Here are some details. They are vauge because this is a forclosure and not much info exisits and we can't get full access to the property until he closes

    plaster pool
    approx 30k gallons
    Has attached spa
    Rock Waterfall
    DE filter with 2 pumps (Hayward we believe)
    Unknown black box between pumps - see Pictures
    Gas Heater


    Pool has solid cover
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    Re: Forclosure pool opening

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    Dominick (Inground Pool Newbie)
    650 sq/ft - 20k gallons
    Free-Form Gunite with Granite Ansylbrite Finish
    40 sq/ft 18' raised spa
    Jandy DE60 filter
    Jandy Aquapure 1400
    Jandy Aqua link PDA

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    Re: Forclosure pool opening

    That black box is a booster pump for running a pressure side pool cleaner.

    From what we can see in the pictures the equipment appears to be in good shape. There is no way to be sure till you turn it on, but I wouldn't expect any major problems.

    The main issue with a foreclosure is how long the pool was left untended without a cover on. That can make a huge difference in how much cleanup you need to do.
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    Re: Forclosure pool opening

    first thing is to see if the equipment still functions. You'll have to make sure there's enough water in the pool, then start firing up pumps and see how things go. If it all works, it's a fairly routine nasty cleanup. Any pictures of the pool? Does it have a cover on it?

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    Re: Forclosure pool opening

    The pool does have a solid cover on it. It look like it was close properly back at the end of the previous season but never opened n 2010. From what I saw, there were plugs in the skimmers and the filter was backwashed at the last closing
    Rgds,
    Dominick (Inground Pool Newbie)
    650 sq/ft - 20k gallons
    Free-Form Gunite with Granite Ansylbrite Finish
    40 sq/ft 18' raised spa
    Jandy DE60 filter
    Jandy Aquapure 1400
    Jandy Aqua link PDA

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