I got a free Intex pool from a neighbor and need advice regarding startup and chemicals needed to maintain healthy water in it. I know the basic cartridge filters that come with these pools are undersized. Should I see how the factory one does and down the road upgrade to a sand or whatever is current to pool pumps these days? I have never owned a pool so I am new to this whole thing. My understanding is you need to do water tests weekly to maintain correct chlorine and acidic levels which prevent algae growth? I am in the research mode and have not yet assembled the pool on my property.
Can anyone suggest helpful videos regarding chemicals and water test kits needed? I know Amazon has these items, I have Prime and have already done a little research on test kits and test strips. I am not sure what chemicals I need for the start-up and maintenance throughout the summer. I also would like to keep the pool up over the winter and just winterize it if possible.
Does anyone have experience with the Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System? Does it help with chlorine and algae like it claims? I have seen many youtube videos with people who have this and swore by the system as oppose to a standard sand or media system.