My husband and I just moved from Center City Philadelphia to New Hope, PA.
One of the changes from city living to country living is that our house has a pool. We were initially quite excited about the pool, but are now wondering if we have bitten off more than we can chew.
I think the pool used to be reasonably high end, but we bought the house as a short sale and the pool was not opened last year at all.
The only things loving the pool right now are a multitude of frogs who sing (all night)! I thought the country was meant to be quiet?
We have had two pool guys swing by to look at the pool and the conclusions so far are as follows:
1: All 4 pumps hum but don't work.
2: Both pool guys recommend draining the pool and refilling it.
3: I thought we had a mesh cover, but the last pool guy says it's a solid cover.
4: We have a hot tub heated by propane - no idea if that works.
5: The cover was badly covered in debris and water - we got a submersible pool pump (Rule 1800) and pumped off as much water as we could and scooped off all the leaves and debris (the frogs were not happy).
That's about it. I know nothing about pools, so it's hard to answer questions, but I'll give it a shot!
We're hugely overwhelmed as the quotes we're getting to drain, acid wash and open the pool (not including pump issues) are in excess of $1500 plus we would have to organize our own water trucks to refill at well over $200 per truck and apparently we need at least 4.
We're not sure what to do as everyone in person says drain the pool, and everyone on line says don't drain it, shock it. So we really have no idea what we should be doing and the cost has given us some pretty major sticker shock. It's all very overwhelming.
So that's it - we're clueless and overwhelmed and don't really know where to start. Any suggestions?
Anyone know a great pool guy in Bucks County, PA?