i just wanted to send out a heart-felt thanx to all you pool gurus that have helped me out this year!!! i was ready to knock the pool down with a sledge hammer a few weeks back, but y'all talked me off the ledge, gave me some great advice (skimmer sock, testing/balancing advice, the importance of "p.o.p.", etc...) and so..... this weekend I SAW THE BOTTOM OF MY POOL !!!! i tell ya, i almost felt like crying. i've been fighting with this pool since april and now i feel like i've got it under control. as soon as i saw the bottom (still a little hazy, but i CAN see the design in the liner) i thought of you guys & gals and just wanted to give y'all a big hug! you have one heck of a site here, and you're all so knowledgeable and take the time to help out rookies like me, and you're all so NICE about it. so anyway, i just wanted to tip my cap to y'all and say THANX FOR THE HELP, as i'm sure as the summer moves along, i'll be bugging you again. TFP ROCKS !!!