Good morning all ! I am a pool owner and have been since 1994. I currently have a 30' X 52" above ground pool. I have had this one for going on 11 years and don't really have an issues to report at this time but would love to find a less expensive way of maintaining it during the pool season. I live in Southeastern NC so our pool season usually runs from May to sometimes Sept / Oct. From buying store bough PH Up / PH Down, buckets and buckets of chlorine and weekly shock treatments - it can get kinda expensive. I already use the large bags of baking soda and muriatic acid to adjust my PH and am looking forward to finding out some other secrets of the trade to maintain a pool and saving money...... Have a great day all !