Well... if you do, that probably would be pretty accurate.
After a couple of months without my pool guy putting in his 5 minutes and two pucks once a week (if he showed up at all), I have managed to put in my own 5 minutes, no pucks, and about two cups of bleach per day. Oh, and I keep the $120 per month. And low and behold, all of the chemistry checks seem to sit perfectly balanced, I simply add bleach daily.
In short, my pool looks fantastic. Its so easy to sit on the edge and watch the water ripple in the sun, especially while my wife thinks I'm cleaning something. Best part? I don't have to go to the pool store and hear "Well, doesn't look good. You need 20 pounds of dehydrated water, three bottles of pool Blueifyer, 17.625 ounces of Pool Store Magic dust and two spritzes of kosher oregano. That will be $863 and your wife please."