Jethro, it's time to clean the pool.
We have been centering all of our attention on the interior since the day we got the keys. Yesterday afternoon our attentions turned outside! We had a couple of visitors floating in the pool. They seemed pretty content, but didn't stay long. I'm sure the salamander we inherited with the pool didn't like the intrusion!
Today, Steve found the pool pump in the shed and hooked it up. The pump works great, and we just put the hose over the fence to drain. It sucked out about 1 inch/hour... so it will take a few days to empty the pool. (Hopefully that will give us enough time to finish some interior projects in the works.)