My pool was just built this spring. The PB (who also owns local pool store) called this AM to ask if he could come by with a potential customer who wants a pool similiar to mine. Of course; I like to show off.
The PB directions for pool care at completion were to bring a water sample in weekly and add whatever......... pool schooled..
While looking at my pool the PB commented that I hadn't been in the store since spring - did I hire a pool service to clean and balance the pool? He also said the pool looked very clean, cleaner then most. Pointed out to the potential customer how clean/sparkly my pool was and that they would have the exact same equipment.
I told the PB that I did all them chemicals myself, no service. I bought a test kit and used mostly just Clorox and Muratic. He just shook his head and didn't say anything else. I'm not sure what he was thinking..........