Yippee, we “inherited” a pool with our newly purchased home. I am learning all I can about pool maintenance and found John Brace’s book, POOL MAINTENANCE MADE EASY, to be helpful. I printed out the swimming pool service record on his website, www.poolmaintenancemadeeasy.com on his website. Yesterday I spent around a hundred dollars at Walmart buying a leaf skimmer, net, and wide brush (with a telescoping handle that fits all). Also I bought the chlorine tablets with the insert-within floater. Just in case there’s algae clinging to corners, I bought a scotch-brite pool and spa scrubber and a bottle of algae guard to prevent algae. Most importantly I bought the hth 6-way test kit for total chlorine, bromine, pH, total alkalinity, total hardness, and cyanuric acid.