I know this has been addressed before but I have a few other questions -
I recently bought a foreclosure home and I have zero information about the pool (read:swamp) that came with it.
If you could see what sort of shape the home was in, you could imagine the pool.
The foreclosed owners were apparently on, ahem, very hard times and had taken to some disgustingly filthy habits (we had to do a total floor reno. due to dog hair/feces/dipping tobacco stains) and they certainly hadn't touched the pool in a loooong time.
That said, I have no idea when the pool was built but I'm assuming at the same time as the home (1999), I'm assuming the pool is plaster, I don't have any idea how many gallons/what size it is (is there a way to figure that out?), and all I know is the pump says "Hayward D.E. pump".
I've read pool school so I know some basics, and I'm ordering a good test kit right now but do you guys have any other tips/tricks/words of wisdom to offer?
I perish to imagine what's on the bottom of my pool!