Last summer I purchased a house in NW Florida with an in ground pool (18 x 36). We inherited a professional weekly pool service from a local reputable family run business. Even though in the dead of winter our pool water temp would fall into the 50's - I continued to swim. I love cold water and use a wet suit. (Probably why I am in the Coast Guard)..
My sand filter is due for a change out and I am going to switch to zeolite. My pool guy says he sees noticeable change in water clarity between the sand and zeolite. I read the pro's and con's on this site and I will report on how much of an impact it has.
I almost fell into the Nature2 trap. My neighbor swears by his. My pool guy said he installs them, but he did not think I needed one. He said my pool maintains good balance as is. My thought was “if it makes it better, why not”. This site provided me with great info so I could make an informed decision. I will not add it. The thought of turning my daughter’s hair green was enough for me to not add it.
When my pool maintenance contract expires, I am planning on taking on the pool maintenance myself. My pool guy said he would help me and any time I had concerns, just bring in a pool water sample and he would let me know what I needed.