First I would like to apolagize if there is already a thread asking about this.
I am a 27yr old female, bought a house last august that has a pool. I know absoluting nothing about them. I am nervous about calling a professional to help as i feel they would take advantage over my lack of Knowledge.
The house i bought was a rental and they did nothing to the pool other than let it sit there. I know there is a hole in the liner that they patched, however my brother told me it leaks. thats the first problem, I think. I first need to find out if it can repaired, or if i need a new liner. The pool i have is old, i dont think they make it anymor ein the size i have i know its 21ft (not sure hight, im 6'4 and im taller than the pool.
Other than the hole the water is filthy. when i moved in last august mosquitos were using it as a breeding ground, there was a cover on it but had holes in it so didnt do any good. I did nothing with the pool last year other than buy a better cover and cover it for the winter. there is now alot of water on the pool since it snowed a crazy amount this winter.
I have no equipment for it. there is a cracked sand filter in the shed. So now i need to get aquipment clean it and either repair the hole or get a new liner.
I am getting layed off in june and I do not want to spend a crazy amount of money on this. What is my first step? cleaning it? getting a filter and pump? what kind do i even use? do i drain all the water and put new water in?