I wasn't sure where to post this but I wanted to say thank you for all the quick responses and information on this site. Last yr I had a lot of problems with my kiddie pool and had algae and never could keep the levels correct. This year I found this site and tried the BBB method. Since June I started with the BBB method and 24 days later my pool is still clear and levels are great! Haven't had to shock the pool one time and was wondering if I needed to even though there weren't any problems. Someone just asked and the answer is ...only shock for a problem! I know the summer isn't over and I could end up with problems etc but I know all I will have to do is pop on here! Anyways! THANKS! Enjoying our pool so much more this year. Now if I could only find a vacuum that would work to get some of the finer dirt particles out that daily scooping doesn't catch and the "hose" vacuum is a joke! Anyone have thoughts on that?