Hi everyone. We purchased a new house (Orlando,FL) and this is our first pool & spa. It is in rough rough shape. I'm wondering if anyone can take a look at these two pictures and answer some of my basic questions. As much as everyone is going to tell me to call a professional that's not in my nature. The Project Goal (PPPG): I WILL get this up and running myself. So it's a large challenge because I know nothing about pools.
Obviously its dark with allege floating on the top with critters living / jumping around. It has been unused for over a year. I assume the only way to get this back to normal health is to pump / wash / acid wash and refill. (No one has come to look at it, but I called two professionals. 1 said a drain and acid was is the way to go. The second said a drain and wash is not needed and a waste of money (in water for the refill).
I'm wondering if someone can look at this picture and tell me what I have. I'm a very handy guy when it comes to anything from cars to computers to building, plumbing and electrical. I know nothing about pools. Obviously there is equipment here. But what do I have? what do I need. Again this is a pool and a spa. I would like the spa to be heated, I think the heater left with the old owners. This is the first post of many so lets get started...
Any advice you can give is much appreciated.