Here is the story of the pool. Because the house was a short sale purchase we were accepting it in an "as is condition". We've had our eye on the house since June and even though it wasn't ours we worried about it and would visit it on a weekly basis. Yes, we're crazy like that. I've been visualizing ourselves in this house since we first saw it. You know the saying "you can think it true".
On one visit we noticed the green, abandoned pool had mosquito eggs. We bought mosquito fish and put them in the pool to prevent a mosquito infestation which would cause further delay with the bank.
I don't understand all the details of these deals but once our offer was accepted we had days to get the loan approved with the bank. The bank wouldn't approve the loan with the pool in its abandoned condition. They needed "the pump to be running, the water to be clear so you could see the bottom and the pool gates had to be self-latching". We had 24hrs to fix the problems.
My husband did it! My hero drained the pool and scooped God knows what kind of filth out of the bottom. He scrubbed the walls and filled it with fresh water. Here's the kicker. The power was shut off on the property. There was an outstanding bill. We couldn't open a new account without loan documents. We couldn't get loan documents without the pool working but we couldn't get the pool pump working without power. So, we paid the outstanding $400 and got the pool pump on because we only had 24hrs to get all this done or else we would lose the house.
Thank you Boo for making it happen. We would not be in the house if it wasn't for you!