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    things to know and do before you own the pool?

    My husband and I will be closing soon our our first home. The home has an in ground vinyl liner pool with salt water system. Our realtor is getting me the exact spec's on the pool. Having never owned a "real" pool, I would love to get ideas and suggestion on what to do before it is ours. Once we get closer to move in I will be ordering the suggested kit but what other things are good to know beforehand. Thank you!
    I am sure you will be getting lots of questions from me.
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    Re: things to know and do before you own the pool?

    1. Order a good test kit.
    2. Read Pool School.

    See links in my signature.

    You will be way ahead of the game with the knowledge gained by reading. And the test kit will let you immediately take control of the pool.

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    Re: things to know and do before you own the pool?

    If there is a maze of above ground pipes and valves and they are not labeled, I'd do my best to get the current owner to walk me thru what is what. Other than that, take some pics, post here, and the gurus will figure it out.
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    Re: things to know and do before you own the pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    1. Order a good test kit.
    2. Read Pool School.
    Second^^^^^

    Also, I know how busy getting ready to close and move can be, but if you can find the time, just read some of these threads. You'd be amazed at how many times the same problems happen over and over. You'll learn a ton by reading about the struggles (and solutions) of others.
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    Re: things to know and do before you own the pool?

    I am reading and reading and reading. Not only are we closing on our first home we are also moving to the area as we are an Army family. I figure by starting now I will have at least a basis in my head before the craziness of movers, end of school, road trip and closing occur. Thank you everyone.
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    Re: things to know and do before you own the pool?

    To whoever is your household is in the Army, thank you for your service. The least we can do is make pool ownership as painless as possible. Please keep asking questions so we can help you out.
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