Good evening! We built our pool last summer and filled it on June 30. Relied on test strips and a few trips to the pool store last summer to maintain the water. But for this year, my TF-100 will arrive on Tuesday! We had tons of fun with the kids (girls now 13/5/3) last year and looking to repeat. It's our first pool, and so far all is well. Plus we've had great experiences with my pool builder and the associated pool store. Great people to work and deal with and they run excellent and friendly customer oriented businesses. We are fortunate in that regard.
Owning a pool hasn't been all fun and games. We did take a chimney cap blowing off of the roof in a snow storm and slicing a safety cover strap over the winter. (Cover is now on its' way back for repair.)
We just reopened our pool for this summer on Thursday and shocked it with 2 lbs of chlorine granules yesterday. Water was/is nice and clear. Water temp was up to 72.5 with our solar blanket and about 5 hours of sun today.
Looking forward to learning more from this forum! Thank you!