We are purchasing a house that has been empty for at least 2 years with a gunite pool. Pictures from two years ago show the pool green... We can't see the condition of the pool surface, 1 it has a foreclosure special pool cover on it, where we were able to lift up and look in the water is green.
We have accounted getting the pool resurfaced in our bid price on the house and are prepared to do that, but if I can get a season out of the pool all the better.
We got a quote of $1000 to drain, clean, and refill the pool and a quote of 9500 to re plaster the pool and 10,500 to do new tile and plaster. It is kidney shaped, the pool is about 42 feet long, 24 ft wide at the shallow end and 18ft wide at the dive well.
I have read the methods, my question is should I even try to bring this pool back chemically or should I just go ahead and pump it out and start with fresh water.