I'm brand new to these boards, I discovered it while performing some research before diving into the deep end which is my future home with an in-ground pool.
At this time all I know is that it is a standard chlorine pool, I'm not certain if the filter is DE or sand, but will be going back for my inspection which I'll be getting more details.
I did have a few questions though, with the climate now chillier, the pool is quite green. A dead rat is in there and I'm not sure what I want to know what is deep in the abyss.
The pool is retangular, i'd say about 12x24 or so, has a diving board. I dont know the depth, but I assume its at least 8" deep?
I am overwhelmed at the amount of information I need to consume...
Aside from going to a local pool company to have it professionally cleaned (which I have no idea how much it would cost vs DIY, which I have no issue doing, as long as I understand what it is i'm doing and why)
What things would you suggest for this newbie first? Should I hire a pool specialist to give me the in/outs or is it easy enough (through research) to get it in a good place for next year.
I have a few children and my main concern is their health overall.
The idea of converting the system to SWG did cross my mind, but for now I think i'll stick with it being chlorine based.
The only pool equipment I know I have is a cover. Anyone have any good suggestions as to what (and where) to buy next that is affordable but is durable? (nets, chemicals, robots, etc)
Thanks in advance to everyone, I look forward to reading up and getting myself educated.