Hi, I am finishing up the purchase of a short sale house in Massachusetts that has a Gunite pool. The pool has not been opened for a couple of years but it does and is holding water right up to the coping. Of course the water is black. I will want to get this open and I am looking for advice.
1. What is the best way to get the water clean, drain out the old and refill? I was thinking of this as then we could "see" what was at the bottom. My parents pool went through years of being closed and that is what we did to get it back and functional.
2. It will need a new filter and pump. My parents had a DE filter for their Gunite pool that worked well back in the 1980's is this still the best combo of cost and clarity? I am looking on Craigslist for used ones.
3. One of the coping bricks has a 3 inch chip in it. Can that be patched?
Thanks in advance