I've been here for several months, and many of you have seen the rather odd questions I sometimes ask. I thought it was high time I introduced myself, and told the saga of how I came to TFP. Unfortunately, after I wrote it up, I discovered that it runs to over 3500 words. (Yeah, all that for 18 months with a pool, and it hardly mentions swimming. )
Suffice it to say that although I've only had a pool since October 2008, but I've had enough bad experiences to last me several years. Many of these were self-inflicted, but I've also been seriously "pool-stored." You would believe all of the individual things that have happened to me, since they are the things that have happened to many, many others. You would not believe that all of those things could happen to one person in one season. (Or at least I couldn't.)
I'm looking forward to a much better season this year with the help of the great advice on TFP.