Hello All - My name is Chris M and I reside in Tulsa OK. I just bought a new house (also in Tulsa) and move in in mid June. THe new house has a Pool that is a gunite/plaster lagoon type pool (dark plaster) and has two waterfalls that cascade from a wall that stands higher by about 3' on one long end of the pool. This will be my first ever pool.
Every time I've seen the pool so far it has the floating tablet dispenser thingy, is cloudy, and/or has algae pretty bad. The pool is approximately 14000 gallons and seems to be of very nice quality, although cared for by a pool service company/pool store. I have been reading the site for the past few weeks including Pool School, ABC's, how to use my test kit ( the XL version from TFTESTKITS.NET is on its way).
So far, my fears are sky high CYA and prolific Algae. Possibly Ammonia. I can't wait to get moved in and start cleaning it up. I have three girls who range from college age to ~9 years old. I'm a techie guy and love science and experimenting so this will be right up my alley. My wife was joking last night that she thought I'd sneak in the new backyard at the new house to test the water, pre-occupancy!