hello pool pros...i'm new here. i've been checking out all the great advice here and want to thank y'all. this is my 4th year with my 30' round above ground, and it looks better than it ever has at this early point in the season. i'm doing the b-b-b method for the first time and could kick myself in the arse for not doing it sooner. gone are the days of spending $500 a summer on chemicals. thanks for the "heads-up" on that. anyway... i'm wanting some advice on testing the water. i know you'll all say i should get an expensive test kit, but i've always used those test strips you dunk in the water. are they not reliable? if not, is there something that i can use that doesn't cost so much? i saw the taylor test kits on line, and that's alot of money ! thanx again for the great forum you guys got here.