My husband and I are in the process of buying home via short sale that is headed for foreclosure. It has an IG pool (I *think* I attached a picture to this post) that has not been winterized at all. Everything seems to be fine as of now since we've had such a mild winter so far, but it is supposed to be very cold this weekend so I am worried and hoping to work on it tomorrow. Today, I drained the filter and the heater. I guess blowing the lines is what is left, and I am going to try that tomorrow, but it is snowing here now and we are supposed to get several inches of snow tonight, so that is what I will be dealing with tomorrow in trying to locate the return valves (pool level is above normal level). Sort of wishing I had lowered the level of the pool today instead of draining everything so we could blow out the lines and not have to plug them. My question, I guess, is a worst-case-scenario one....if we can't get things taken care of, what are the possible consequences/costs? I assume very expensive, but really have no idea. My biggest concern was the pump/filter/heater, but maybe I should be more focused on the lines. ??
I want to just hire someone to close it, but can't justify dropping $300 on it when we aren't 100% sure we will even buy the house at this point.
A few other questions re: this pool...how do you get a new liner for an odd-shaped pool like this one? Are they super-expensive to buy and to have installed?
The filter is a DE Sta-Rite that does not have a dial/valve thing that changes to filter/waste/recirculate, etc. Owner said the entire thing has to be taken apart to put new DE in it and it is a huge pain. Isn't this unusual? There is no way to backwash it he said. ???
We really want to buy this house as an investment property, but this pool is becoming something that is scaring me away due to concerns about damage this winter. Help!![attachment=0:dm2tbgys]photo.JPG[/attachment:dm2tbgys]