I have been lurking for a while and learned a lot here.
I am in the California Central Valley with my wife and 2-year old son. We are just starting our first summer in our new (to us) house with pool. We did have a pool before, but I took care of it according to advise that I now know was misguided.
I am all ready to go now doing things the right way, and have already re-plumbed my pump outlet to repair a leak and added a union in the process.
Now on to ask a few questions in the correct forum sections...
Thanks all - good to be here!