Hello everyone! I am so glad I found this site, because unlike the professionals I have called, you all seem to actually care about pools!
We just bought a house with an inground, vinyl lined pool. Approx 20x40 (need to unpack a measuring tape) and we aren't sure how deep the deep end goes. It was estate sale, and the children of the previous owners think it hasn't been opened in 3 years. It had a cover on it, and it now appears to mostly silt in it...we pulled as many leaves out as we could. Oh, and bullfrog tadpoles. 100s of them, I'd guess about a week from growing legs.
We have been going over the info on troublefreepool.com and have been trying to educate ourselves on pool care. We just aren't sure where to start (I found a thread where the owner was in a similar situation, but didn't think I should high-jack that conversation since we are a few weeks behind them). I have ordered a test kit and it should be here today.
Here are as many stats as I can think of :The water is dark green/black. Pictures below of pool and sand filter. Filter hums nicely when I turned it on for a sec. Pool is holding water. TF-100 test kit is on the way.
Question: Where to start? Box on filter says to not start filter until that box is full of water. Stupid question...but do I just open the box and put a hose in it? If these questions have already been answered, please point me in the right direction.
Oh...about the "professionals"...i was told in this town that there aren't any good pool people. I thought no...surely someone would fill that niche. But it seems everywhere I go, I have to BEG them for my business. I'm not used to that, usually people want my business. So, with guidance from you guys, we want to figure out this ourselves.
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