We hope to close on a house with a 40 X 20 pool with diving board. It was a short sale and the sellers are opposed to spending ANY money, which means that the pool has been sitting for a year without care or a running pump. The pool is a deep green.
We don't anticipate closing for another 2-3 weeks, but I'd like to do *something* to start cleaning the pool. To add to this conundrum, it is a second home and although we will be there most weekends, it will not be attended during the week.
Does anybody have suggestions? Can we shock the pool without a running pump? Is their any benefit to trying to get a head start? Any suggestions on the best robot? Any help will be greatly appreciated.