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    Help! Complete Newbie

    I have a contract on a house, and the pool hasn't ran in two years ie.. Swamp / Frog pond.

    There will be a 10 day option period to check everything out. I want to check the pumps and maybe pool heater and anything else. I'm willing to pay someone to "Inspect" the equipment.

    I don't want to turn on the pumps and suck up tad poles if I can help it.

    The pool has three pumps one to the waterfall, and two others not sure if they both are for filtration etc..

    Here is the frog pond before it went down.... When we close I will start the transition.
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    You're probably better off hiring an inspection and let them check everything they can.
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Saturday I'm going to the house. Is there anything harmful about quickly turning the pumps on to make sure they work?

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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Another question: why three pumps? Waterfall, general pump and what?

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    Guessing 3rd is a booster pump for a cleaner.
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Fill the baskets with water if they're empty and it's fine to run them a few seconds to make sure they'll start. If the pool is full of water you can actually prime and run them to check leaks, etc..
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    The pool is full and holding water. It's just full of leaves and possibly a polaris. I'll check the skimmer at the pumps and make sure it has water when we turn them on.

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    here it is dirty
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Since it's full of water I'd go ahead and run everything.
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Well all 3 pumps worked just fine. After close inspection, pump (1) for circulation and general filter (2) for waterfall (3) has hoses not PVC connected and is for the pool cleaner

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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Let us know how the cleanup goes once you start to tackle it.
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Well, we closed on the house last Thursday crew showed up on Friday and the pull was full by Sunday.

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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    You have a beautiful pool!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Very nice! I already have many ideas on how to help you spend more money for your new vacation place!
    Outdoor kitchen, outdoor theater, gazebo, fire pit, pizza oven. Up lighting the trees and downlighting the landscape.
    Enjoy your pool and don't forget to order your test kit and magic stirrer.
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    Re: Help! Complete Newbie

    Looks like party time to me.
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