We just bought a house in Punta Gorda, FL with a pool a month ago. Having never had a pool before, I'm finding the learning curve steep, but able to be achieved. We had a local pool company come out and run us through their pool school to teach us the basics, but I think either I or they missed something in there, most likely me. I'll be ordering the TF-100 soon to help me get it all figured out. The little test strips are not accurate enough for me to really feel like I have a handle on anything.
The kids have been enjoying the pool, but my two boys have both ended up with ear infections, which they do not have a history of. I'm thinking it's something pool related like not paying enough attention to the chlorine levels. Anyhow, I want to get it figured out soon. I've been reading, have more reading to do, and then need to put it all into practice. I'll start another thread once I have the test kit and initial values.