Well I did a lot of research when we first thought about fixing up our old pool. All my google searching led me to this place. I just wanted to say thanks for all the help I received. I have heard a lot of horror stories from people about pools costing big bucks for chemicals. From your recommendations, I started off the right way, with a good test kit, got my levels in check, and now my "Expensive" chemicals are basic bleach with a rough cost of a $1.50 a day.
Being I live in Ohio, I calculated our pool season at roughly 100 days, so this puts me at $150.00 a year on bleach, plus the muriatic acid here and there. For the convenience and joy of having a pool in my backyard, I think I can swing that.
Thanks for all the help.
By the way, I lucked out and found a stenner pump locally for $40.00, so that is my next endeavor!
Couple questions for the first time pool owner.
Here's a few pictures of the water quality.