First let me say that this site is great. I've been reading everything I can for a week or two, and feel like I'm ready for this pool maintenance stuff.
I close on a house with a pool July 22. I've already ordered the TF100 XL with the speedstir, so I should be good to go straight away.
About the only things I know about the pool from a 5 minute conversation with the owner, it has a cartridge filter, tablet chlorinator and a gas heater. I don't know size of pool or pumps.
Since he's using pucks, can I assume that the CYA is going to be super high? I'm guessing it's likely I'll be doing a partial drain/refill straight away followed by a SLAM just to get started on the right foot? The water looks pretty good, but I guess I won't know until I do the first set of tests.
There is a big rust stain on one of the stairs, what is the best way to remove that? Also, the tile appears to have calcium deposits, how can I remove that and get it all cleaned up?
Anything else I should be thinking about ahead of time?