My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a short sale in Tempe, AZ.
We loved the idea of having a pool and this house has a diving pool.
However, we are completely new to owning a pool and have lots of questions. Since we are still in contract and I don't have access to the water at the moment, I won't be able to provide the pH info.
But I took some photos during the second showing that I hope to get some info from everyone to just get started on learning about the pool. Any help is greatly appreciated.
First photo is the surface of the pool.
It looks like there are some flaking/chipping on the surface of the steps. I a not sure if this is common, but I searched and searched the forum for similar photo and could not find any. Can someone advice on what could cause this and if this requires re-plastering/surfacing to fix?
Second photo is the plumbing system.
From what I can tell in my photo, the system is a sand filter - Hayward Pro Series. And I am guessing the pump is Sta-Rite Max-E Pro. Total guess on the pump. Can someone tell me what the blue flimsy plastic type tubing that leads out on the left under the fence, then across the side of the yard, and then back into the plumbing area and just left laying there (in the lighter shade of blue) is?
Third photo is the overall view of the pool.
It doesn't look too bad to me overall, except for the "dirty looking spots/areas" in the pool. But I am not sure if the tubing from the "cleaning machine" in the middle of the pool is suppose to be connected to something or is it normal to just be floating around.
Sorry for the limited info and photos I have, just wanted to start doing my homework on whether we will have to put lots of money in repairing this pool before we close on the house and get it ready for the summer.
Thanks you all in advance for your help.