Yep, another Texan (for those of you that keep track of these things). New pool owner for 2 months now. I guess you can call it a pool. I call it a big bladder of water.

Mama wanted a pool to play in this summer. The kids and I got her one for Mother's Day. I didn't have a clue how to maintain the water. I found Ben's site and read and studdied every topic that he had. As far as the water goes, trouble free to date.

I agree with the experts, a proper test kit is essential. How can you maintain it not knowing what the values are?

Thanks to all for your patient answers to all the postings. I really enjoy seeing the maturity of other posters as they gain knowledge and confidence in what they are doing.