Hello, I am also very new to TFP. I've been lurking for about a month now and finally decided to join. I am a complete pool novice. I realize we all start somewhere, though. We just bought our home in March and it came with a lovely pool, in fact the pool was a major reason for choosing this house over a new construction in newer neighborhood that did not have a backyard pool. Easy choice! Well, I just wanted to thank everyone for their helpful posts as I have been seeking advice here as well. I thought it would be appropriate to come out of the shadows, lol, and say hi.