Great site! So glad to find it....I will have plenty of reading to do but in the meantime....
Expecting to close on a home this week that has an IG pool that hasn't been maintained for at least 6 months...possibly longer.
What I do know
pool was built in 1980. Size is 20x40 with plaster interior finish. Currently water is murky brown/green enough that you can only see the bottom for a few feet in the shallow end(3' to 8' deep) There appears to be many leaves/small twigs and who-knows-what-else in the pool. I have seen a snake (12-14") in the pool.
Waterline tile is missing random pcs - approx 15-25 total and there is a crack behind those tiles in the pool beam. The water level is roughly at the bottom of the waterline tile.
Pump has 2 mechanical timers.
What I do not know
anything about the filter or pump
Must I drain the pool to handle this cleaning?
If so, should I worry about the pool popping out of the ground?
What are the steps you would take to clean this pool?
Thanks in advance for any help.