Happy to have found a forum where pool users can share the pain and the joy of owning a pool. The in-ground, vinyl pool came with the house, and when our kids were 7 and 9, the effort, compared to the enjoyment made it all worthwhile. Not so much now that they're grown and I'm in my 70's. So many issues with the pool. But we like the house and the yard too much to want to sell. I'm a semi-retired former GP who still works in the local hospital, a 5 minute walk from the house.