It occurred to me this morning that with all of the other forums I belong to that there might be one for pools, not sure why i never thought of it before. I looked around a bit and found this one, it looks like a lot of useful information and an active membership so here goes.
We built our own pool in 1992, it is an 18x36 built from block walls. To look at it it looks just like any other pool with a liner.It was a lot of work and i would never attempt it again We got a lot of use out of it for many years but as our kids got older it became more of a burden than anything. Last year it was time to spend money on a new liner and safety cover or fill it in. We have 3 grandsons now who live nearby so we decided on the first option. We spent more on this project than we did building the pool.
My problem is that I have never really advanced beyond the most basic level of knowledge about pool chemistry and care. When we have a problem my wife or myself drive 25 miles to the pool store and buy whatever potion they tell us we need. I know there has to be a more convenient and economical way. I have a fairly good knowledge of the mechanical aspect of pools and hope i can be of some help to others in that respect.
That is why I am here.
ADD...After looking around a bit i notice that there is a spot to introduce yourself. Moderators feel free to mover this post there.