Back in May, I was having a lot of problems keeping chlorine in the pool and began searching the web for a solution because I realized the pool store guys were clueless. Found out lots of information, but most important, I found this site. Having owned the pool for 12 years, without any problems, I was stumped.
All the help I received here helped me solve the problem in short order and the season has been outstanding. I now test most every day, record my resuts in the log provided by flotsam at post253431.html#p253431 and have been at or near perfect levels without much fuss ever since. I have read all the articles in pool school and have formatted and printed them in a binder I keep with my test results (yes, VERY anal).
I have to admit I was very hesitant to get into BBB, but it could not have been easier and the cost savings have been great. The downside, as many have mentioned, is that I now see every little grain of sand, or leaf or speck of dirt - which does cause me to become a little obsessive.
Just wanted to thank everyone here for their contributions and assistance - I am a believer. Amen Brother!!!