Hello there ! I live in Burbank, California and have a smallish below ground pool. It's about 14' wide by 25' in length and I don't know too much about the equipment. I've been lurking for a while but I thought I would sign up and ask a few questions and seek advice. I have a weekly pool service and he does an OK job I think but it is a monthly expense I could do without. Judging from what I have read on here it shouldn't be too difficult for me to maintain my own pool so I may give it a go. When I got the pool (when I bought the house 10 years ago) it had a vinyl liner. Well that perished after about two years and I had a "proper" pool installed. So, that's where I am at !!