I'm so tired of buying chemicals and testing!
New pool owner here - just bought the house that came with the pool. I opened the pool in late March and was frustrated with the cost of chemicals, but I realized that (hopefully) opening the pool is a once-a-year cost and everything else should ideally maintain itself throughout the swim season.
Add in a significant leak and flooding rains - I'm basically starting over with opening the pool.
We've gotten 10 inches of rain over the past 3 weeks and if the level in the pool is an accurate indication, we've gotten an additional 5" of rain in the past 24 hours.
And the two guys who came to check for leaks each came the day before big rains, so I've added approximately 4000 gallons of tap water over the last two weeks. And now I'm going to have to go out (in torrential rains) to back wash / waste a few inches because the water level is flirting with the top of the liner. Of course I just added 6" of tap water on Friday for the diver to be able to troubleshoot around the skimmer and return lines - and it began thundering as he pulled out of the driveway.
I guess the good news is we found 4 small holes and "one heck of a gash" which are all sealed now and the plumbing is all certified in tip top shape.