I have purchased a home with a pool that seems to be in pretty bad shape. I have never had the desire to have a pool and to be honest this one just happened to be at the house that I fell in love with. That being said I now have a pool that I want to get cleaned up and use.
I only know a few things about the pool. I just started this and I'm wondering if it will be easier to have someone come and look at it. I'm hoping that I can save the money and get help here. Please give me a break.. I have NO Idea what I'm doing.
I have used the pool calc and came to the conclusion that my pool is about 18,000 gallons. It is in ground. I believe it is plaster. I have not sure what type of equipment that I have, but I do have some brand names. Hayward Multi Valve, Magnetex Pump, and Clearflo Fliter. What I know is that there appears to be a leak with my pump. Also, my DE seems to be making a rattling noise.
I haven't yet tested my water because this is just the beginning of my venture. I also wondering if I should get the leaks fixed and clean out what I can. I did get a net and cleared out the leafs and junk from the bottom. I cleaned out the skimmer basket, but I will have to do a better job of this because it appears that there is junk under the basket as well.
I have a lot of sand on the bottom and I'm hoping that I can clean the equipment and then vacuum this out. I did add some bleach, but I know that I didn't add near enough. I figured that something is better than nothing...
Please help... tell me were to start. Besides a test kit. I will be picking one up this weekend. I have pics but I'm not sure how to load them.