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    New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Pool is a green/light green under the sun ( currently under a pool cover) its been forclosed on off and on since 10 been thru 3 owners so not sure what maintenance was done or if any during that time. Pool inground 14'w 30'l not sure capacity. It was built around 03-04 based on satellite pictures.

    Should I start with:

    Testing the water
    Putting in the vacuum cleaner and letting it run for a day or 2
    Drain pool and refill
    Hire professional since I'm out of my expertise.

    Thanks in advance for all the help

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    Re: New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Welcome to TFP.

    The first thing to do is make sure all the equipment works and the plumbing doesn't leak.
    After that you can begin the cleaning. Begin that by scooping the bottom to see how much debris is in there.

    Post back as you progress and we'll help you along.
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    Re: New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Welcome!

    First thing to do is test the water. Yourself. Then you can decide if you will benefit from draining and refilling if CYA or CH are too high.

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    Re: New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Welcome to TFP !!

    To test your water your going to need one of our recommended kits.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...its-comparison

    These are the kits that we trust. Small investment for the right tool for the job.
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    Re: New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Ordered the tf100 this morning.

    Read the content but thank you for second link.

    Equipment works from what I can tell didn't come with skimmer? So will pick one up from amazon.

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    New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Good job !! Got yourself the best test kit IMO. 👍

    Anymore questions don't hesitate to ask. Keep us posted on how it's going.
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    Re: New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Welcome! And please post pictures. We love watching green to clean.
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    Re: New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    12mustangdude:

    Welcome to TFP!

    You have been given good advice so far, so I will just encourage you to execute according to the plan and post questions/pics as you go. The forum is packed with several members who have taken a green swamp and turned it into a sparkling oasis entirely on their own.
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    Re: New owner of a green pool in a forclosure house, where should I start?

    Yes, Welcome to TFP!

    Can't add much at the moment but hope to see some action on this one soon. Congrats on taking the first right steps to get this going your way.
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