Black water, vegetation, and leak.
I know nothing about pools and recently bought a home with an in ground pool. The pool hasnÃ¢ÂÂt been open in years; the water is black and I think thereÃ¢ÂÂs vegetation growing out of it. I wanted to test the equipment but the water wonÃ¢ÂÂt reach the skimmer. I filled it, but the water kept falling to about six inches below the skimmer. Now IÃ¢ÂÂm collecting estimates from professionals, but the estimates are all across the board. Some companies are recommending test that others are not. Some companies are saying that the pool needs to be completely drained and acid washed, others are saying chemically treating the water would work. I have no idea what the best course of action is. IÃ¢ÂÂm on a limited budget and am afraid of being taken advantage of. Thanks for any knowledge you can share.