Hey guys! Thanks for the great resource here. I've been reading all the articles and linked posts in the "pool school" looking forward to taking care of a new (to me) in-ground pool. We are buying a house with a pool and I'm figuring out how to take care of it. If all goes well we will be closing July 31st, so I have some time for research before we move in.
I just ordered the TF-100 test kit (with xl option) tonight, and will probably test it out on my parents pool to get the hang of things (they are not as savy as you guys...and could probably use some help lol) But at least that way I'll know how to use the kit when we move into our house. Not sure what the previous owners did for pool care, but I know its a sand filter (no salt) with a plaster finish... Bummer it lacks the auto-fill option. Not sure when the pool was originally built.
So far I'm planning a "deep cleaning" as a member here posted a how-to article that looked pretty straight forward. I see a lot of pros to the SWG units and don't mind the up front cost for the long term ease of maintenance, so I'll probably go that route after a few months getting the hang of things as the system is now.
Overall just wanted to thank you guys for the wealth of information posted here, and I look forward to figuring this out once I get my hands on that test kit and our new pool... I'll be sure to post up once I get in the new house if I have any questions. Any tips you have given the limited information I can get to you now is welcome, but I'm not sure how much I can do before I get measurements and test the water...
Sorry for the lengthy introduction, thanks for having me here.