Pool full of water for 2 years

The basics of swimming pool maintenance.
New swimming pool owner's questions.
Help getting started with daily pool care.

Pool full of water for 2 years

Postby mcordano » Mon 04 Apr, 2011 13:37

We recently bought a house with a pool in the backyard. Full of water, but not been used in 2 years. It has a nice cover and supposedly was a very nice pool when they put in in 20+ years ago.

Can you just add chemicals to the water? Or do you need to completely drain and start over?

Swimming Pool Superstar
Swimming Pool Superstar
Posts: 401
Joined: Sat 16 May, 2009 09:20
My Pool: 16 x 32 gunite21000 gal., Diamond Brite Blue, Swimquip XL pump, DE36
Location: Texas

Pool full of water for 2 years

Postby czechmate » Mon 04 Apr, 2011 19:20

Since you did not have a pool inspected in detail when you were buying the house it was obviously a bargain.
If the water is murky or green, pump it out while you washing sides with a pressure washer or at least a hose.
Empty pool will give you better idea of the plaster condition, should you decide on acid wash or re-plaster. Refill, put in a Stain water treat or other metal sequestrant, have a fill sample tested and input your volume in the Pool calculator. It will tell you what to add and how much. You can always get more help here if some things are out of whack.
Pool Care Proficient
Pool Care Proficient
Posts: 42
Joined: Tue 19 Oct, 2010 03:34
Location: Austin

Pool full of water for 2 years

Postby swimfit » Tue 05 Apr, 2011 03:02

Best thing would be to drain clean and refill the pool.

Return to “Basics for New Pool Owners”

Who is online at the Pool Help Forum

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests