Hi, and a Happy New Year from a new TFP forum member!
I've been a pool owner for about 9 years now. When we moved to our current house the pool was a mess and took a lot of hard work to get back to a good state. It's a vinyl-lined above-ground pool, but the garden is on a fairly steep slope, so one end of the pool is level with the lawn and the other is approx 4' above ground level, set in fenced decking.
The pool is closed at the moment, with the water level reduced to below the skimmer and return and all plumbing drained. The pump and chlorine feeder are stored in the garage.
I'm now waiting for mid-March when I can start getting ready for the new season! In the meantime I'll continue work on my DIY automation system, which comprises a Raspberry Pi and Android app.