I'm moving into a house with a pool in about two weeks. I live in Phoenix, where it's going to be 114 this weekend, so I want to make sure my pool is good to go as soon as possible. I've never owned a pool before so I'm totally new to this and not sure where to begin. My ideal is to be able to move in and be able to use the pool the following day. The pool looks to be fairly clean - no algae growing, water is clear; but I don't know when the previous owner has had any treatment done for the pool.
The house is unoccupied so I'm thinking that I could sneak over a day before my close date and get some samples of the water. On closing day, shock the pool if needed, and then next day be able to use the pool? Does this sound like a reasonable plan? If so, where do I begin?
I know that I need to test the water, and it seems that the Taylor K-2006 is what is recommended here? But after testing, I'm not quite sure what I need to do? Could you guys help me get my pool up and going?
Here are my pool stats that I'm aware of.
1. Playpool, which I'm estimating to be around 10-13,000 gallons. (I don't have the exact size)
2. In-ground pool
3. Pool is painted plaster
4. Variable speed pool pump (Not sure of the brand/model)
5. Pool has Pop Up Cleaners