New guy here & boy did I find this forum in just the right time! We built our pool this year and just filled it in April. I was letting the pool company do our weekly maintenance until a couple of weeks ago when I had finally had enough. The guy completely botched up the DE filter backwash (among numerous other things). Needless to say I fired the pool service and decided to do it myself. I've never had a pool before, but have had 5 or so years with salt water reef tanks so water chemistry is familiar to me. If I hadn't found this forum, I'm sure I would have kept sticking in 4 trichlor pucks each week and my CYA would have eventually gone through the roof. It's already 60, so no better time to ditch the pucks and to switch to BBB....which I did this week.
Here's a quick snap of my little oasis in the middle of the miserable Dallas heat.