I've been lurking for a while and never really bothered to introduce myself. My name is Jason and I bought a house with a pool in December 2012. The first thing I did was go out and buy some trichlor tablets and box of dichlor shock. Then I found TFP and learned how to really maintain my pool cheaply and easily. If I attached the picture right, you should be able to see what it looks like.
I live in northwest Indiana, so sadly, the swim season is short, but I'm thinking about adding solar heating this year. I just opened the pool yesterday, so I'm cleaning it up now and hoping for some warm weather to get it warm enough to swim. I'm also installing a new Stenner pump to automate my chlorine addition.
I just want to say thanks to everyone who contributes here! It's a big help when trying to solve problems.