Hi all from Toronto Canada
I bought a new house ( well new to me, it is actually about 25 years old) and it came with an in ground pool. Approximatley 16 x 32 and around 83,000 litres (just under 20,000 gallons). It is a cross between an L and a kidney. Has a squared off shallow end and the deep end bends to the right of the shallow end with a large "curl" like a kidney pool. I have seen some websites refer to the shape as a Californian. Shallow end is 3' and deep end is 8'. Chlorine pool with no heater. Vinyl lined and about 10 years old.
Why am I a grumpy guy? I never wanted a pool. The house came with it and the wife always dreamed of having one. I never thought much about it as I figured I would stay out of it and let her take care of it. Ya right! That is like getting a dog for your kid who promised to take care of it and you end up doing the early morning and late night walks and scooping poop.
To my frustration I find myself dealing with this puddle I consider an unnecessary expense and waste of space. Regardless, it's mine and I better start dealing with it before it gets unmanageable. Of several websites I have seen this one seems to be the most informative and with very helpful members. So excuse my poor attitude as I ask questions.
Pool has been opened for about a month and so far I have learned about balancing chemicals or should I say not being able to balance, foggy water, possible algae, an old liner and tremendous amounts of ground water!!!! So far I am not seeing the fun (ha ha ha.....)