Clueless First time Pool Owners
We are buying a house with an inground swimming pool.
The house has been vacant for several months and the pool is full (now dirty) despite a pool cover... which is itself covered in standing water and leaves. Gulp.
I think we will get a pool guy to come and clean the pool when we close, can anyone give me an idea of how much this might cost? We are in the North East, specifically Bucks County, PA in an affluent'ish area so I think prices will be higher here. Lots of neighbors also have pools so maybe I can ask around for a recommendation?
Also I have heard of some solar blankets that help heat the water. Are they any good? The pool is filled with well water and heated by propane, but any help with keeping costs lower would be helpful!
Any advice for newbies?