My husband and I just bought a house built in the 70s. Really excited because it has a small bean-shaped in-ground pool in the backyard that is going to be perfect for floating around and getting out of the heat.
However, when we stepped into the house after closing and found the owner tinkering with the pool equipment, we knew we were in trouble. Now our pool is sitting stagnant as he takes his time ordering the pump to get the pool running as it was when we signed the housing documents.
So, besides being concerned about my pool sitting all this time not running (and not sure what I can do to keep things as nice as possible), we realized that all the old equipment that we inherited has NO MANUALS. We've never owned a pool and I don't even have a clue what I would need to do the basic maintenance like backwashing the filter or even programming the pump. We have inherited a pool that needs work in that the equipment is not on a slab or flat surface, but set in the yard. We know we are going to have to work on that.
I guess my question(s) would be:
1. Is there anything I can do besides skimming to keep the pool as nice as possible until the pump arrives?
2. Does anyone know where I can find instructions for running pool equipment? Haven't found what I need here via searches. I know we have some sort of Intermedic (I think that's the brand) timer device. Other than that I just don't know any of this stuff.
I appreciate all help. Have learned so much from this site and am really happy with my basic knowledge so far, but I need to know how to run this equipment and not sure where to go for this info.