Just sent away for the test kit and I'm exited to start using the BBB method. I've been reading the site feverishly for the past week and can't find any logical reason to continue supporting the exhorbitant prices at my local pool store. I've never walked out of my pool store, after my first water test each season for less than $200 bucks. It's usually two or three 30 minute trips back to the pool store to finally get it right, (or what they call right). Then I still have had the algae issues late in summer to deal with.
Another side benefit of this whole plan is that I get in touch with my inner geek. Testing and analyzing myself sounds much better than waiting in line to hand my water to some pimple face kid, who then tells me to go and wait in another line to have an "expert" tell me what I need to do, who then helps me gather the $250 in chemicals needed.
I'm in, can't wait to get started! I'll update my signature as required soon!