I am relatively new here and i don't know if this has been brought up recently but here goes... I think TFP is a wonderful forum with lots of great info. I also realize that i am staking the health of myself and my family on the advice of a handful of people. Many of the methods seem to go against those of the industry. I just wonder why the rest of the industry is so slow to adapt these methods? CYA/FC for example ( If it is profit driven then I would think the industry would be the first to adapt this, because it means selling more chlorine, but then again chlorine is cheaper than algaecide). Is it lack of research, training or funds? Is it because the industry is driven by profit? What qualifies everyone here to more qualified than the industry as a whole? Real world experience? By looking at the profiles of the moderators, i have gained no insight to the education or expertise of the members. I'm not trying to disagree with any of you (and i am nowhere even close to qualified to argue anything pool related), i just have nothing to base my decisions off of other than your posts and links provided. How many members of this forum are in the industry and what is their thought on the subject? I don't want to come off as trolling or stirring the pot, but as i said i am pretty much blinding following the advice of this forum and going against everything that i have been told up to this point. BBB is awesome in that it gives me great control over my pool and i am no longer blindly following the advise of a pools store. But now i feel i am sometimes blindly following the advise of this forum. The more i read, though, the better i feel. But then again, i am only reading what i am provided here....There could be a whole other side that i am not aware of.