Posting a few pics of our oasis. Have taken over the chemistry ourselves, still learning, but much more stable than when maintained by a company. Pool is 1.5 years old.
I hear/read people say they can tell about the chemistry by just looking at the water. Haven't mastered that trick yet, but it's clear, sparkling, and inviting.
Next up is a nice covering over the patio. Have the design in my head, but not the money in the bank <G>.