Hi there everybody. My name is Curtis and I am new to the forum. I saw that it was recommended to introduce myself so here we go. I bought a 30-year-old house 3 years ago that has a pool that was supposedly built in 2006. At the time, I knew nothing about how to maintain a pool but I'm a quick learner. Also, I have a solid understanding of general water chemistry because of my line of work. I hired a "pool professional" for the first summer after we moved in so that I could observe and learn. After being pretty unsatisfied with the services provided, I decided it was time for me to take the reigns. There was a learning curve for sure but I eventually got a handle on it after making several mistakes and having to drain the pool once. However, I'm a big fan of the saying "The more you know, the more you realize you don't know" so I am here to continue learning what I haven't already. And I am still trying to figure out how edit my signature.