Been reading up on the forums here and found lots of helpful info. I just recently bought a house over the winter with a 10x30x4 oval (well, at that point, rectangular with rounded edges) above ground. I'm no stranger to pool maintenance - the 'rents had one that I had to take care of, however I was using the TIC method. (Toss In Chemicals)
With my own pool now, i'm going to concentrate more on getting the right chemical balances to keep the thing sparkling clean. The pool came with a newer sand filter, and a newer pump, and one of those nifty solar pool heaters that gets mounted on the roof of the garage.
I'll post pictures soon. 8)