You'll find that once you understand the chemistry and have good test results, you don't really spend very much time at all on pool chemistry. I usually test my water when I get home from work. I grab a drink and then get my water sample and sit down in the shade to do the testing. Once you get the hang of it, you can really take care of all your pool chemistry in 10 minutes a week. You probably won't find anybody here that thinks the chemical side of pool care is a hassle anymore.jwrichter said:So, we are back to examining a chlorinated system. I will be going through the old posts on this site as I am sure these questions have come up before. I enjoy forums like this one because I believe that you can get some good useful info from people that aren't out to sell you something. If anyone can direct me to discussions regarding which system, salt or fresh I would appreciate it.