I am so excited to finally have new above ground pool installed in my back yard, but I have several questions that I cannot find the answer to on here. This is an amazing forum and I have learned so much already from Pool School!
1. When the pool finally fills up with water (hope today), how long do we need to wait before getting in? The installer said that the sand needed to settle for a few days, like 6 days? Is that really necessary?
2. I have an "power ionizer" and I am a little confused on what needs to be added and when. I was told to put in 40# salt and one package shock to start off with. How long after adding may we get in the pool? I was then told to do oxidizer every other week alternating with shock? What is the generic oxidizer?
3. We have a graded area and about a 1/4 of the pool is about 1.5 feet deep into the ground. Should we back fill that part (it will be covered with deck) and we were told our pool is ok to go ingound up to 2 feet. It is a Regency from Recreational Warehouse.
Can you tell I am anxious and excited to get in?