Hey everyone! After some years ('98-'06) with a 12K gal 24' above ground in KY, and one season (2010) with an in-ground in VA, I got back in the pool care business this past June when we purchased our current home. This is the first time I'm using a SWG; the previous owners used Mineral Springs, so that's what we did this season, plus we opened in June (I can hear the collective groan ). I am glad to find so much discussion here about how to save $ going forward by avoiding the huge brand-name markups, so that's what I hope to do beginning with this year's closing. The resources here are excellent! Thanks, all.