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    New home and pool owner

    My wife and I just bought our first home this friday the 18th. I do not have any details on what you ask for, but I do have a question. My wife and I were thinking of having someone come out and clean the pool the first time, and then we will up keep it from there.

    Is there anyone in here from Texas, more specific the Houston area in Texas?

    Thanks.

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    Re: New home and pool owner

    Sean, want to help them out? Do you still have your Pool Boy uniform?
    (sorry, ignore my stupid humor)

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    Re: New home and pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Sean, want to help them out? Do you still have your Pool Boy uniform?
    (sorry, ignore my stupid humor)

    Welcome to the forum!

    Enjoy your new pool.... if you can't find someone to help you we can walk you thru it.
    Yea it appears there is a lot of good info on this board. I just thought a good initial cleaning would be a good idea, then we could up keep it from there.

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    Re: New home and pool owner

    Hi laurandavid09 and welcome to the forum

    There are more Texans on TFP than we can shake a stick at

    FPM, that was too funny

    As FPM stated, we can help you, just ask
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    Re: New home and pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by laurandavid09
    Is there anyone in here from Texas, more specific the Houston area in Texas?

    Thanks.
    Yes? If you are looking for recommendations for a pool service I'm afraid I can't help you there. I am my own pool person. Which part of Houston? I believe there are folks from Galveston to The Woodlands on here. Also seen a few from Katy!

    What shape is the pool in now? Maybe you can invite all your new neighbors to a "mucking out" party!
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    Re: New home and pool owner

    As part of my home inspection, we paid Texsun Pools to come do a pool inspection. He spent a lot of time with me, pointing out this and that, showing me how to clean the skimmer...."what's a skimmer? how do I open it? clean with power off -- how do I turn power off? skimmer lid won't close, is there a trick? oh, it lines up there." He showed me how to judge when the filter might need cleaning, etc. Then, they were who I called for the first several things that needed attention, as there was a lot of little leaks in the beginning that the seller was to fix. They said there is a guy who will come do a "pool school" at your house, but I suspect that you will learn it all here and know more if you take the time to read old posts.

    Otherwise, ask your neighbors, probably.
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    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: New home and pool owner

    I have a friend who owns a pool who is going to come over and help me get it all ready to go. I will let you know how that goes.

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