Just recovering from an overwhelming loan and short sale experience buying a new house! Yay, that's over! Now we are fixing the place up, including the pool. We are up and running after the generous donation of equipment from a family friend and pool professional and thought the forum might enjoy a before and after pic:
We're in and we're swimming and everything works now (except heater, but since we are in So Cal, we're just going to go with a solar cover for now until we have some more $$ or maybe never...) We had to re-run the electrical lines; I mentioned the replacement on pump and filter, had to knock out a nest of wasps, filled with water, shocked, balanced, got our fence up (we have a 2 year old), and have the preliminary chems in -- just need to add conditioner/stabilizer asap and get a fix for the light (wiring is dead so need a solution there -- maybe a battery powered until we can fix the line) and then a few odds and ends (some cracks around the grounds outside, couple metal fixtures need replacement on grounds outside, perhaps a new ladder handle, etc).
I will have further questions and will post in the appropriate forums but just wanted to say "hello!"