hey all been lurking and researching for the past 3 days. i just got a summer waves 18' x 48" pool. holds 7600 gallons i believe.
im trying to get this thing straight. i had no idea how much work a pool was until i started researching. i thought you just threw some chlorine in it and swam.
so the pool finished filling up last night. put the pool cover on it today and just started the pump after i got off work. i bought some stuff today.
3" chlorine tablets
a bottle of cya
a container for the tablets
algecide (but after reading i dont think i need this?)
and some "shock".
and a ph reader (has 5 drippers)
kind of confused on what to do so i kind of just threw a 3" tablet in the floater and covered it back up because it just started raining. the tablets say they are stabilized so does that mean they have the cya with it?
i did a ph test and its reading somewhere between 7.8-8 so i guess thats not good either. just really needing some help on what to do. i wanted to put the cya in a sock but theres nowhere to tie it to or anything. i read a few guides and i think im just over confusing myself.
please help me get this going guys i dont want this water to get ruined.