We are moving into a new house this weekend. It has a pool. It was literally YEARS ago that I last took care of a pool (although, ironically, it was with liquid chlorine on some sort of "dripper" that I could adjust).
I've read Pool School at least four times. I've bought a REAL test kit like you guys recommend, and also have a few bottles of bleach, some Borax, and some Baking Soda.
When we inspected the house, the pool pump wasn't working and the pool looked, ummm... how shall I say it???.... NOT GOOD!
The polaris wouldn't switch on, either.
I'll wait as you get over your insane jealousy of my lovely ASTROTURF pool decking (I thought astroturf was limited only to political discussions anymore... sadly, I was wrong.
Here's a photo of the pump, filter, etc. area:
Yeah, so there's that. I have no clue what hp the pump is, or which way the water is going through all those pipes.
Anything else I can/should be doing between now and the weekend? Am I on the right track here?
I have some close-up photos of the individual pieces of equipment if that would help...
ANY ADVICE BEYOND BASIC POOL SCHOOL ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO WHILE I WAIT TO MOVE IN?? (Besides dropping the over-use of ALL CAPS?!?! And dropping the use of ridiculous punctuation?!!?!!??