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    Buying a foreclosed home with a pool

    Hi all...
    I am in the process of buying a foreclosed home with a pool and have a couple of questions regarding it.
    first - the pool has a giant metal and wood cover put over it. (like chicken wire)
    The realtor said that the pool was fiberglass.
    But, the pool is full of nasty green water.
    It is going to take a little bit of repair work as some of the tiles and rocks surrounding the top of the pool (which is all that I can see due to the green water) have fallen off.
    My questions are this...
    Would I be okay to just leave the cover on the pool over the winter and just deal with draining, repairing, and cleaning in the spring? or is it possible to drain it and/or winterize it with it being in the disgusting condition it is now?
    thanks for your help

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    Re: Buying a foreclosed home with a pool

    At this point you're probably better off leaving it like it is and dealing with it next year.
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    Re: Buying a foreclosed home with a pool

    What part of the country is the pool in? Do you get hard freezes?
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    Re: Buying a foreclosed home with a pool

    I'm in Oklahoma. Sometimes we do; sometimes we don't.

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    Re: Buying a foreclosed home with a pool

    Welcome to TFP!
    I'm just curious, you say tile and rock. Do you mean tile around the pool, or actually inside it?
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    Re: Buying a foreclosed home with a pool

    It was tile as far down as I could see

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