So a week from Monday I close on a house with an in ground pool. I've never owned a pool of any kind so the whole thing is new to me. I've been reading up on the pool school stuff and I think I have a handle on the basic chemistry stuff. I have a TF-100 test kit on order. The current owners are having their pool guy open the pool Friday so it should be up and running when we get the keys. I would like to do maintenance myself if I can.
So here's what I know about the pool for now:
-In ground, plaster walls
-supposedly 40k gallons. That's what the seller put down on the disclosure at least, but I understand that's really big for a residential pool. I haven't actually seen the pool itself though since it's still covered. So I don't know. It is kidney shaped I believe, so I don't know how to measure that.
-salt water generator. Aqua Rite chlorine generator and Hayward T-Cell 15
-Sta-Rite T-240BP-1 sand filter
-Challenger 1.5hp pump. I think the model number is 34-3234 and it says it is self priming
-There is a heater as well but I apparently neglected to take pictures when I was there for inspections.
So that's what I know. Any thoughts on the equipment? Any idea whether the equipment is consistent with a 40k gallon pool? If I get a chance to talk to the pro who has been maintaining the pool what should I ask him? And what other information should I get or pictures should I take so I can ask you guys a ton more newbie questions?
Thank you so much!