I closed on a house with a pool in October and pretty much jumped in to say I swam in it then had a local pool company close it. I'm a swimmer and former lifeguard and really looking forward to enjoying the water this summer.
I'm starting to do some serious research to get ready for opening it up in a couple of months. The pump that it came with died right after I closed on the house (I new it was in bad shape from the inspection), and I'm trying to decide between a dual speed and variable speed pump. I've read a lot of the articles on pool school and will continue reading for the next few months. I'm hoping the TFP method can help me prove my co-worker (former pool owner) wrong about how expensive and how much work owning a pool is. THe picture below is from the realtor and is not reflective of my own decorating choices :P