I'm closing on my first home at the end of January and it comes with a pool. My wife or I have never really been exposed to home pools and I think this site is going to help us get going on the right foot. I love to figure out how things work and to spend my time and efforts maintaining them. I work on my car, build my own servers, etc, so the pool hobby might be right up my alley!
I don't know much about the pool except for some dimensions I got from Google Earth and so pictures of the equipment I took during the home inspection. The current owner has done all the water maintenance himself and I am unsure of his methodology. I'm certainly going to get the TP-100 and check out the water. I've also been told it has been re-plastered recently.
We placed a post-close pool inspection contingency in the contract. We need to have the pool professionally opened and evaluated by a pool company or pool inspector by May 31st. I've seen some members of site from my area (including an admin), so I hope someone could throw me a referral.
Of course, after I move in, I'd be happy to invite anyone over to talk pools and show me the ropes. Just throw me a PM if you are interested.
EDIT: I added photos in Post #6