I've been lurking reading up on pool maintenance. I live in hot, humid North Carolina and purchased an intex 15x48 in easy set pool. We got about 2 weeks of lovely swimming before it was taken over by frogs and hundreds of tadpols. Yuck! Not only did it become a disgusting swamp...the frogs serenaded us (and our neighbors) each and every night. We had no choice put to take the pool down (or shoot the frogs with bb guns lol)
Anyway as I read through this forum I realize our mistake. We stuck the pool in the yard and forgot about it. Just neglected it and wondered why it turned into swampland.
We were left with nothing but a big round area of dead sod.
My husband made me promise to NEVER get another pool lol. Well against his wishes I just purchased a 12x30 metal framed pool. My kids will never forget how much fun it was having a pool....so the kids won lol.
So I've been reading up on how to prevent the swamp nightmare this time.
Is it really as easy as a test kit, bleach, baking soda and borax? Will that keep the frogs away?
Do I fill the pool, test, add BBB, and retest daily?
Forgive me if I'm hesitant....I've always thought you needed to invest in hundreds of dollars and take up pool maintenance as a part time job.