Hello everyone! Im in the process of buying a house that has an inground pool that hasn't been opened in 1-2 years.This will be my first pool and although I'm a jack of all trades I dont know much about owning operating a pool.
I was at the house the other day and decided to take the cover off to check things out. The cover is one or those anchored mesh ones, with the spring type connector that goes onto the anchors. The pool is 20'x40' so its probably about 35,000 gallons. The pool has a hayward h series propane heater, hayward pump, and filter. The pool water was very green, you cannot see the bottom in the shallow end but you can see most of the steps. The water level is HIGH. Water is into the skimmers, but the skimmers and returns are capped off so it appears as though it was winterized properly. Basically I want the pool inspected before I buy the house so I KNOW what it needs. I feel my options are to open it up myself, clean off cover, remove cover, skim/rake out anything i can, get the pump running and open up the returns and everything, shock the pool and keep cleaning, and then call a service to inspect it. OR pay someone to open the pool clean it and inspect it, which will probably cost alot. I would like to do it myself but I'm worried I'll miss a step or overlook something. So I'm here looking for some advice or guidance ie step by step how to open it and what to do.
Thanks in advance, Bill