Carl, you are actually dead on about me not testing the water. I found early on if i vacuum daily (which i love doing) and consistently put a half bottle of bleach every one to two days depending on how slimy the toys feel, my water is crystal clear. It didn't take me long to read other posts in the forum and posts on how to findout what kind of water i have before filling a pool to realize my success is dumb luck. We happen to simply have great water i guess that needs little maintenance. I did have to refill the pool the one time i started the post but other then that, staying on top of things has gone my way. Next year i have full intentions to test and take the pool further but for my first year in my 2 ft pool, I'm pleased. Thank you all for the feedback and taking me seriously for my small pool. Some people on this site have some seriously awesome pools going.