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    New Pool Owner!

    Hey Everyone!

    I will be moving into a new place by the end of the month and its coming with a pool! I have been reading through this sight and have found nothing but great information, and I wanted to say hi and ask for some advice for a newbie like me.

    First some history! Saw the place, looked great. pool had been neglected terribly. It had maybe a foot of water, pure green sludge and ****. But good news, the owners were putting $7000 into it, so we said, sign me up!.

    First, its approx 15,000 gallons, in ground pool. It has a white plaster finish. I live in Southern Arizona so we will have lots of sunlight, though we have an east facing yard, so after 2-3pm its in the shade.

    They are installing a duel speed pump right now, it will be preprogramed for 14hours on low, 2 hours on high. I should be able to adjust this as needed. I am purchasing the testing kit everyone loves on here. And I am really leaning towards the BBB Method, it seems simple, effective, and affordable. They also said they are installing or including a cleaner. My first plan is to test the water as soon as its finished, and go from there. I am considering getting a removable soft cover to help with sun light exposure.

    I don't know what type of filter system will be in it, but once the pools done, I will be in contact with the company installing it to get a good walk through on how it all works.

    So, basics for a newbie, is a pool cleaner one of the side vacuuming robots? What type of maintenance equipment is good for starting, a brush, leaf rake, . . . what else is good?

    What issues should I be aware of with the white plaster?

    Thanks for reading, Im am really looking forward to having the pool and keeping it pristine! (with everyone's expert advice at least)
    15000 gallon in ground pool.
    White Plaster, Tucson Az
    Duel Speed Pump with Sand Filter.
    TF-100

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    Re: New Pool Owner!

    I have to run, but wanted to say welcome and tell us more when you find out.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: New Pool Owner!

    Well Ive been reading more and more, and I found the section on start up with plaster finishes on the pools.

    Now it says dont swim during start up, at all. I got the hint, but no where does it say what the start up time is. 3 weeks? 1 month? 6 months?

    I have talked to the construction company and they mentioned brushing daily ect, but didnt seem concerned or warned about staying out of the pool after they had it filled/set up. I was wondering if anyone can help with what to expect with the white plaster. Will we be able to swim after 3 weeks? Any special care on the finish besides brushing and watching levels?
    15000 gallon in ground pool.
    White Plaster, Tucson Az
    Duel Speed Pump with Sand Filter.
    TF-100

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