Greetings to all. Just wanted to drop in, say hi, and "meet" a few folks.
Our family finally has our first "real" (to us anyway) pool, after several years of puddle containers and water park passes. Of course, just our luck, after 80 degree days in March, we buy a pool, and April sees highs in the 50's, so we still haven't managed to jump in. Wife and daughter say the water is mocking them.
My background includes maintaining aquariums of every conceivable type, size, and shape, from 10G planted FW tanks, to 200+ G reefs, and anything in between, and over the years I learned something about bodies of water...the simpler, less expensive, and less invasive you can make it, the more likely it is you can keep it right.
I was, of course, pretty excited to learn there's a whole community of folks who believe the same thing about swimming pools! So I did a bit of lurking, reading, devouring pool school, and registered today.
TF 100 is ordered, should have it by the end of the week I'd think, using 1" tablets and test strips from the "free starter kit" to test and chlorinate for now (pH and Alk are "acceptable" out of the hose)
Looking forward to learning lots from you guys, and hopefully some day gaining enough info to give back a little.