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Hello Folks,

I purchased a house in Fort Wayne, IN, that happens to come with an in-ground pool. Pool was not really a requirement for me to buy the house, and I am not even into pools. Unnecessary to say, I know close to nothing about pools; but that it requires lots of attention and maintenance.

The seller left somethings pool related, like a skimmer, a cover (I guess), a robot cleaner, etc. And the pool has some fixed equipment which looks like a pump and filtration system and what seems to be a heater. The water has been standing still at least a couple of weeks since nothing has been on. Once in a while a duck swings by to swim.

Below are some pics depicting the situation:

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Likely, I will hire a pool company at first to take a look into it.

Any insights would be appreciated!
 

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It's a learning experience.
There are min. standards set forth in your municipal codes, on line and any of the lic. pool svc. providers are well aware of.

Make sure your access portals close and latch, properly.
 
You probably know all this already, but just in case:

Looks like it was closed properly for the season. Water blown out of the lines and ends plugged so they don't refill.
The cover on the side of the pool is a solar cover, meant to keep the water warm during swim season. There should have been a winter cover on the pool. Either way, it's not surprising that the water looks green. A treatment of chlorine and maybe an anti-bacterial and the water will clear up.

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I've had built in pools all my life, but every pool is plumbed differently. You are better off hiring a professional to evaluate your equipment, let you know what valve opens what intake, and ensuring that your filter is clean.
 
You probably know all this already, but just in case:

Looks like it was closed properly for the season. Water blown out of the lines and ends plugged so they don't refill.
The cover on the side of the pool is a solar cover, meant to keep the water warm during swim season. There should have been a winter cover on the pool. Either way, it's not surprising that the water looks green. A treatment of chlorine and maybe an anti-bacterial and the water will clear up.

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I did not know that the plastic cyclindrical thing was a chlorine feeder.

Yeah, it looks like they disconnected and turned off the equipment due to the offseason. I remember being there during the winter (temps below freezing) and there was not cover for the pool.

At first, I will hire a company specialized in pools to take care of it. Later on, once I get more used to it and learn more about the ins and outs of pool maintenance, I shall do most of the maintenance myself.

Thanks!
 
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