Water has looked great, and with a solid understanding of how CYA and FC interact with each other, as well as pH and TA, etc, it has been so easy to keep chemicals in balance using the TF100 test kit. Granted, it takes daily vigilance, but nothing more than 5-10 minutes a day. So I feel like, "that's IT? that's all there is to pool care?"
Sometimes, in fact, I feel like I should be doing MORE!
Aside from my plaster problem (whole another thread), pool has not caused any drama. It has been a source of fun, with all the partying and having both adults and kids over for some splash time!
As soon as I get some extra funds, I will make a donation to this forum... I want it to be around forever!