Picking up a "free" 27' round pool this weekend. We have to disassemble with help from the owner. Looking for advice to make it easier or more successful. I've done some reading here and elsewhere so have some ideas but am open to suggestions. I haven't been to see the pool yet but from pictures and talking to the owner it's a swamp, he hasn't run the pump this year. I'm renting a pump to drain it quickly, I'd thought to rent a trash pump but the rental place said a regular pump should be fine. If it's not they'll swap out with a trash pump and prorate the rental. Rental place is only about 10 min from the pool. I'm planning to take lots of pictures for reference of all phases of the disassembly. I'm taking a wheelbarrow, dolly, electric cords, drills and drivers, wrenches and sockets, freezer ziplock bags for hardware, WD-40, a ramp for the horse trailer it's going into. Any other suggestions? I'm not sure what type of filter it has, if it's sand should I remove the sand before moving? If so how to do so without damaging the laterals? Suggestions for other types of filters? Things to look for or avoid?
I won't be installing the pool this year as I have to level a larger spot for it. I know I'll need a new liner, just one reason "free" isn't.
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/spo/2545232773.html is the Craigs list ad. Not much there.
If you google "Diamond Ct, Smithville MO" you can see the pool with google satellite and streetview. Not great resolution.