I just joined the forum, I found the forum by searching for EcoSmarte reviews
We just bought a foreclosed house with a closing date in mid May that has an in ground vinyl lined pool. I know absolutely nothing about pools, I spent most of my time at lakes or someone else's pool. I will definitely take advantage of the Pool School here.
So, with this being a foreclosurer it will be a bit troublesome to get started and I figured I am basically starting over so is there anything you would do differently?
All pool equipment is gone, just two plastic pipes at a cement slab remains.
Vinyl liner is damaged and will need to be replaced, so if I cannot find the company who installed it I am going to assume custom liner. Pool is kidney shaped with 4 foot section and 8 or 10 foot section with no transition between depths. I do not know anything about it; depth, gallons, age.... I went over with a broom handle to try and determine depth.
Not sure if there is any metal items in the pool below water but i doubt it, no hand rails or ladder, just plastic steps. The water is visible down 3 or 4 feet so not too bad but it will all have to be pumped out anyway.
What equipment do you buy?
Do you convert vinyl to fiberglass?
Do you switch to swg? ( learned some of the lingo)
Do I just hire someone with so many issues?
Is used dangerous? Many items on Craigslist which might help getting it up faster
I thought about passing on the pool this year and work on the house, but the wife and kids would kill me. I have a month to read up on it and plan before taking ownership.