Hi, my name is Jimmy, I'm in northeastern New Jersey. I have a Sharkline brand 12' x 24' x 52" deep above ground oval pool, bought it new in 2000! It has a Hayward DE filter/pump, third filter in 15 years! First was a cartridge filter, then I quickly converted to a DE filter, a Hayward ReGenX. That one became obsolete, so now I'm on my third filter , a newer Hayward DE with the "bump handle". Pool has been chlorinated since day one.
Basically I found this site because I am sick and tired of battling my pool's cleanliness, or lack thereof. The last couple of years I have done the unthinkable, I haven't covered it in the winter, and have been battling with it when the season starts. I will be draining it soon, and starting over fresh!
I came on this site to re learn proper pool care, and start out fresh this season! For starters, I will be buying a real test kit!