I searched quite a bit but could not find a discussion on this:
I am in the market for purchasing a home with a pool. Since I live in Southern California (Inland Empire) quite a few of the homes we are looking at are bank owned or short sales. This basically means that the pool in these homes will be mostly or completely empty and has been that way for 1 month to 1 year maybe.
Is it a bad idea to even consider a home with a gunite/plaster pool that has been empty for who knows how long?
If we decide to take the plunge and buy one of these repo homes say one that has a empty pool but the equipment tests ok and the shell is good and plaster surface is not too bad how would one start up the pool?