I am a brand new pool owner...I so far have made it through my first year as a pool owner...Thanks so much to the incredible people here on the forum. I bought my pool from the Great Escape last January. What a great time to buy a pool. I got such a great deal. Paid about $2000, less than I would have in the spring...the guy wanted to give it to me. Anyway...I knew nothing about pool ownership or how to keep a pool clean. Thankfully my sister by proxy, Ann, Frustratedpoolmom was able to personally walk me through all of the tuff stuff. Ann and I have know each other for almost 20 years, her husband Dave and I went to college together and were best man at each others wedding. Ann and Dave not only got us into pool ownership but also camping. We spend a lot of time together and we always have fun. Anyway...Ann has given me the best advice in the world...Come to trouble free pools dot com...she said one day. I did, and before our pool arrived I started learning about how to care for my pool. I spent less on pool chemicals this summer than I did on winter cover and winterizing my pool. BBB all the way for me...My wife thanked me regularly for keeping our pool sparkling clean all summer long. We will see what the winter brings and how clean the water is in the spring...But if it is yucky...I know how to clean it up!!! Thanks to all of you...My only problem is what do I do with my self all winter long!???!