Thought I would share the results of the BBB method after 5 years of purchasing this house with a pool. I did upgrade the pool equipment and repaint the patio and coping, but thats about it. The liner is in OK shape, but the owners put the vermiculite on top of the liner instead of underneath it on the bottom. Its ok, but man its a bugger to clean. Plus they never really fixed the cracks. Its an old concrete pool with a liner so when I redo the liner in the next 5 years, then I plan to put a layer of vermiculite on the bottom to fix the old cracks, put gorrila pad down, and then put in a new liner. My pool service is going to help and they are really great. I even got the owner of the pool company to start using the BBB method and sell Liquid chlorine now, but now he sells his pool service advice and charges for that instead.
I told him that I should of charged the heck out of him for giving him that idea! I am pretty sure he found the TFP website too. But at least he is one of the few company's that is giving out the proper instructions without the HUGE cost.
Enjoy the pics! The one is my 16 yr old daughter and myself sitting in the pool!