i'm a total newbie. what sets me apart from your average newbie is that i spent 2 months reading this site. i went from green pond with 2 dead chipmunks to a crystal clear water in a matter of two days and with minimal effort! the hardest part was cover clean-up!
knowledge is power and this site is full of it!!
thank you everyone to educating me and taking mystery out of pool maintenance. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!