Iím a reluctant pool owner who moved into a house with a pool 4 years ago (I doubt I would have ever installed a pool). These past few years Iíd been willing to pay a pool company for the heavy maintenance of my pool but after going through 3 different companies and having problems with service and timeliness, I decided to start doing it on my own. I have read a number of the guides on this site, so I wanted to create an account and introduce myself.
Two weeks ago I had a new liner installed (and found a crease last weekend Ė ugh) and filled the pool with new water, so Iím starting fresh this year. My TF-100 test kit is due to arrive today so I can retire the test strips Iíve been using, and I went through a pool company for my starting chemicals to balance the fresh water but now Iím looking at doing the BBB method.
I hope to have no problems with my pool this year that would require posting to this site but thatís doubtful. Iím in NE Ohio so pool season at best is Memorial Day Ė Labor Day (no heater) so I only have a couple more months to go. Wish me luck.