Hi, my name is Bob. I am retired and live with my wife in West Melbourne, FL. We had the pool installed last summer/fall. It went live at the end of October and became saltwater near the end of November. We've been using it regularly now for the last 3 weeks thanks to a combination of solar rings in the pool and perfect positioning on the solar panels to catch the sun early and nearly all day. This is my second pool, having had a 10,000 gal pool at our Tampa home, That pool, however, was not saltwater. I maintain our pool having the time and inclination to do so.