Hello fellow TFP'ers. I bought a house with an older pool two years ago, but just found this forum. I read through pool school, received my TF-100 and magnetic stirrer yesterday, and am excited to start properly testing and SLAM-ing as I work from home tomorrow. I'll post the results once we achieve some sort of balance.
Thank you for everyone who put this site and advice together. For the first time since I bought my house, I feel like I understand pool chemistry and can have some control over keeping my pool clean. Last summer was touch and go, with several algae incidents. This summer, the pool was quite green from algae when we opened, but we were able to get it clear with instructions from Leslie's. That said, I'd like to try to keep it clear this summer, rather than have a repeat of last summer.