UPDATE:: I'm back at it two years later. Finally got the pump to "partially" run by changing the capacitors. I've been told the second pump was a booster pump to assist with the flow of the waterfall and the spa. I may be replacing that pump tomorrow. I was able to get the waterfall feature to flow this morning and the spa jets to work, sort of. I'm in the process of learning how to use the valves for operation and relabeling them. I hope we can swim over the weekend.
I still have work to do.
I've been a member of the forum for a few months and read many of the posts here and will be asking a few questions myself soon. I am about to start reading the beginner's information and wanted to share my story here. My original plan is to re-plaster the pool myself but we'll see how that goes. I'm really good at DIY projects so it all depends on how much information I can find to get the job done.
My story is like many others I've read on here. I purchased a house with a swamp for a pool but instead of having a swamp full of water the previous owners emptied the pool/ spa and haven't used it in a few years. Right now there is rain and snow water in the pool. I've read water have to be in the pool in order to keep the pool in the ground and that excessive heat would also cause issues to an empty pool.
I will update my original post with information. All constructive criticism welcomed. Thanks BmoreSwim **thumbs up**
Pool Size: 18x36 (Estimate)
Spa Size: 8' Diameter (Estimate)
Additional info: There are two apple tree's near the pool (Two trees directly behind the pool) and a Japanese maple that is on the side of the pool deck (far right of the pictures).
Images are below: