Well to make a long story short I bought a foreclosure with an in-ground pool that hasn't been used or cared for in 2 years. All equipment seems to work but I can't get any water to the pump. I reached into the skim pocket and I can feel sand at what I think is the opening to the pipe. I'm gonna drain the water about a foot this weekend so I can actually see ( the water is a pretty shade of black ). If sand is in the pipe does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get it out? Thanks in advance.