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    Hello From Texas

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    My son's dad bought the neighbor's home. This pool is pretty old and the plumbing was a big mystery. We figured out how to turn on the skimmers, the red knob. There are 3 skimmers. The water is blue again. The bottom of the pool is awful. The lights in the pool do not work (they are laying on the side of pool, and our missing bulbs.) At this time, I trying to decide on the best options without too much expense. I finally figured out which valve to turn on, to the vacuum the pool. The pool is so big you would think there would be two vacuum ports. There is too much thick sand like algae on the bottom of the pool and leaves so vacuuming the pool is not productive. There is no booster pump, I think it broke, we still have the housing to it. There is no Polaris only a vacuum of some kind blue diamond (runs like a snail) The heater may work, I am not sure, but they disconnected it. I think draining the pool and pressure washing it, is where we should begin, but I also think it needs to be re-plastered. I will posts in the proper forums for advice. Thankful for this forum.
    My son just purchased the home. The pool is approx. 60,000 gallons.
    The previous owners left us with
    The heater disconnected (new plumbing would be required to reconnect)
    Only one Hayward pump working (Polaris pump broke disconnected)

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    Hope to see that restored to its former glory. Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    G,

    Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for all your pool questions...

    Very interesting layout. Should be a great adventure..

    Thanks for posting,

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    Right!! Ha! I know. Thank you. Yes, we plan on doing what we can to fix it. I am anxious to see it restored.
    My son just purchased the home. The pool is approx. 60,000 gallons.
    The previous owners left us with
    The heater disconnected (new plumbing would be required to reconnect)
    Only one Hayward pump working (Polaris pump broke disconnected)

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    Thank you. Yes, it will be a fun challenge.
    My son just purchased the home. The pool is approx. 60,000 gallons.
    The previous owners left us with
    The heater disconnected (new plumbing would be required to reconnect)
    Only one Hayward pump working (Polaris pump broke disconnected)

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    I SO want more pictures! That is such neat area!

    Okay for the bottom-try putting a chlorine puck/tablet on it for about 10 mins and see what happens.

    Next hand me the brush clippers! I would love to get that foliage under control! Back, back you bushes!

    Is the house as bad?

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    Yes, I am going to buy some clippers from Lowes this weekend lol. I will try that with the chlorine tab, I am going there this afternoon after work. The house is not as bad the electrical needs a little work. It's about 7000 sq feet with a basement and a huge attic with wood floors like another bedroom. I will try to post some pictures. It says I have exceeded my limit. I will post a url for the pics.
    My son just purchased the home. The pool is approx. 60,000 gallons.
    The previous owners left us with
    The heater disconnected (new plumbing would be required to reconnect)
    Only one Hayward pump working (Polaris pump broke disconnected)

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    Wow. Lots of potential on that one. Fantastic. Welcome to the TFP forum!
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    Re: Hello From Texas

    Thank you!

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    I downsized the pictures. I edited my post and was able to add two pics of the house.
    My son just purchased the home. The pool is approx. 60,000 gallons.
    The previous owners left us with
    The heater disconnected (new plumbing would be required to reconnect)
    Only one Hayward pump working (Polaris pump broke disconnected)

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    Re: Hello From Texas

    WOW! Did the furniture come with the house?

    Okay so to have more photo space you can become a supporting member (link at the top of the page in the blue oval) or you can use something like photo bucket. If you become a supporting member you will also get a discount on the test kit AND at Swimming Pool Supplies, Pool Safety Cover, Swimming Pool Covers, Swimming Pool Pumps, Pool Pump Parts - INYOPools.com
    which will come in REAL handy to fix that pool's equipment up!

    Kim
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    Re: Hello From Texas

    Great setup there! Some work but lots of reward too.

    I might consider a commercial level robot for cleaning. My only concern might be the darn island. It's cool looking but could cause tangling. Maybe one of these http://dolphinpoolrobot.com/en/commercial-pool-cleaners
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