Hi all. I've been reading furiously for the last few days and read my Pool School.
Hubby and I are buying a house in Gainesville, FL, that has an in-ground pool/overflow spa. I've never owned a pool and don't know what we have in terms of filter/chlorine/baqua, etc. and won't know until we close on the house Thursday.
The current owners were super OCD about that pool and just had it put in last summer so I doubt there are any serious issues. I was a little concerned when he said that he was treating the pool May 19 and it would be fine until we moved in June 9. I convinced hubby we had at least needed to hire a pool company to oversee it for a few weeks until we move there, since we're an hour+ away. A pool company might not do as good a job as I would, but at least I won't arrive to a festering swamp. It's a screened enclosure attached to the house, so it will stay relatively free of large debris.
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Cara, by the way. I'll be adding the details of my pool once I get them and am ordering a TF-100 kit, since current owner took his water sample to pool store for evaluation. Can you say pain in the rear?!!
Thanks for all the fantastic info. here! It's been so helpful!