Hubby and I went to a pool party at a new friend's house recently. Keep in mind, I'm a new pool owner as of early June and immediately started BBB method when we moved in and tested water. I've NEVER had a problem, never had to shock, etc...
Our friends have had their pool for years and are having a POOL PARTY. I walk out onto their patio and the pool water had a dull, watered down skim milk look to it. It felt SO slimy, too. My friend was happily floating in it, while I didn't dare put more than my toes in it. It had a funny smell, too.
I mentioned how disgusting it was to my husband when we were on the way home. He says he didn't notice the water. REALLY?!! ICK. He didn't go in, though, and had he tried I might have stopped him. lol
Once I know these people better I might give them a little pool advice/help. Nobody should throw a pool party with water like that! So thankful I found this site. It has made first-time pool ownership SUPER easy.