New to pools and new to this forum. We purchased a home, 3 years ago, with an 9000 gal, in-ground, vinyl pool. First year was great, but since have had problems with algae blooms, pump failures, and expensive trips to the local pool store. We've learned a lot from our mistakes, but we're looking for a better method of pool maintenance that will keep us out of trouble. Have started reading through pool school, but welcome any helpful hints or advice.