. I just looked at both there web sights. I think if your new to the
pool world, the first thing to do is find a good pool/spa supply. . There is
nothing to testing your water but some test you can't do with your home test
kits so once a month take in a water sample. I don't see how a computer
program is going to save you money or time. Either way your looking at the
water you tested so why spend more time typing your opinion into a computer.
Some pool and spa places give you a printout . There is also a lot of free
info on pool care on the net. It's really not rocket science. The main I
found with my pool was finding a good supply shop, My neighbors pointed me
in the right direction. The first place I went to was Leslies that was a big
and costly mistake. Are you just looking for some guidance in your pool
Basically, I've looked around the net for a couple of years now.
Have looked for manuals to explain the interrelationships between
alkalinity, pH, etc. You're always trying to find the right balance
between what algae/pink slime/black algae you can kill and what alkalinity
will take. And if someone throws in a toy that's got algae on it,
before you know it, you're seeing green on the wall.
I find bits and pieces on the web, nothing comprehensive.
When I go to the store, I'm told what I need, no reasoning behind it--you
know, knowledge is power deal. I have to really push for information so
I can be smarter in maintaining the pool.
Used to have a pool as a kid, so I am familiar with maintenance.
This is Florida, so, it's a bit more complicated.
Thanks for your response, though--I appreciate it!
I did download the perfect pool software trial version, and I see that it
give me an explanation of why I'm putting in the chemicals also--guess
a maintenance schedule also.
Have you tried a local community college? Some offer a pool course.
I'm a new pool owner and have followed the local store advice for a
year and have no complaints. Some things I just don't need to know;
the "interrelationships" you mention, is better left to those that
care or want to study them. Me - I wanna swim and enjoy.
Of course, rain, rain, sun and more sun.... It's a task to keep them.
"My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland
and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore
excused from saving Universes."
==============My have had my for almost 40 years now ...and to be honest I only
grab the test kt and do a test maybe one or two times during normal
summers... I use the pool almost daily and can tell by the :feel: or
by the looks of the water if something is not right...BUT when in
doubt I run a sample in to "my" pool store supply company...
Just do not understand the need for any computer program..
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