Hello all This is our first Post to TFP so I don't speak the short hand lingo of the forums yet however love what I have read so far & am very encouraged about the challenge we are about to take on. My husband and I recently purchased a home in Jacksonville Florida Sept 2013. We moved in Nov 1st having finally made it through the holidays and renovating much of the house inside we have obtained some quotes on the pool. (I have pictures of the pool below if I figure out the picture attachment.)
We were able to shock it and get it pretty clear, we changed all the sand in the filter to start off with as it was pretty disgusting however couldn't get much pressure out of the jets in the pool with some slight bubbles. What we can tell for the history of the pool is it sat for about 3yrs that we know of with very little cleaning from what the neighbors told us. Initially upon purchase our first inspection we were told it was a fiberglass pool and "Cosmetic" repairs to fix. After closing we obtained another quote this one a little more detailed told us we had a 25k gallon 33ft long by 15 wide Vinyl liner pool with fiberglass steps & swim out. It is 3ft in the shallow and 10ft in the deep end. As well this quoted about $6k in repairs. Our 3rd quote took us to $25k with a new concrete deck around the pool and said that the screws were non-galvanized so it rusted inside. Specifically calling the pool "an old tall-man conversion with a fiberglass insert converted to vinyl in the 80s." all foreign language to me which ended in "I can give you a quote to fill it in". We then decided to tackle this after the Holidays
We have a few long weekends coming up through Feb & March. Figuring it was best to drain the pool first and clean it out. Then Refill it and make sure the entire pump system works and to clear out any leaves from the main drain & system since it is currently in a pond like state by end of Feb. Once that is all done we should have had enough research & time to build a game plan to take on the Removal of the old Liner, Treating & Sanding down the Rusted areas of the Steel Frame w/ new Screws Ect as needed. Spray Paint Rust-Oleum or Rust Treament still TBD, Clean out the floor(TBD) Install Foam Padding on steel walls, Install new Track for Liner & Finally Install New liner. As well as any detail work/Tile Ect as needed still all TBD.
That is the outline I have so far. Any Suggestions to what type of pool this maybe and what we may expect underneath with the type of floor. I don't know if this vinyl is attached to a fiberglass pool because of the conversion in the 80s so we shall see