My wife and I close on our new house with pool Tuesday. We are really looking forward to having a family pool with two boys under six and twins on the way. Our surprise addition will make vacationing at home a necessity. Our Guardian 4 1/2 foot fence is supposed to be installed on Wed. Safety first.
Current owner is maintaining but I notice while visiting today the water is getting a little cloudy and leaves are on the bottom -- he's checked out. The automated cleaner is not getting used. He is uses the tablets in the skimmer and in a floater. He also puts in some sort of laundry "blue" product to make the water sparkle for parties and, I'm sure, open houses. I won't know till Tuesday just what kind of test equipment and chemicals I will have to start. Hopefully the manuals, etc. for the pool will also have some idea of volume. After reading this forum for a while I've decided to just go ahead and purchase the TF-100 test kit to get started.
Needless to say, the backyard view is one of the highlights of the house. I hate to shut the pool down. Actually, I am wondering if we can get by just leaving it open. Previous owner swears he never closed it or covered it and had no problems even in the winter storms and power outages we had a couple of years ago.
Thanks in advance for the advice and feedback.