Im in Middle Ga, and getting a 21' x52" Doughboy above ground this Thursday. I think the water volume is ~9500 gallons.
Of course they are giving us a "starter pack" of chemicals. I think its some sort of frog system. Either way, I will fill it off a community well, which I am told by the company that maintains it that it will fill it, though it may take a day or so, and that they have to maintain the water like a city supply. I guess that means treating it to some extent.
I have read through the pool school and have had a intex before with the SWG and it worked good but began to rust after 3 years.
This is my first hard side pool with a sand filter.
My questions are after reading over a few threads here and there on chemicals, etc.
1. Which chemicals can be had non traditionally, like use Clorox for the chlorine levels, and baking soda for PH? Sort of a question around do I have to buy the pool store this or that?
2. Should I even put the free stuff from the pool company in the water?
3. Their statement was to put all of that in, wait 72 hrs and bring them a sample and they will get me set up.
My pool will be in the sun probably ~10 hrs a day.
Is there a list for mandatories after the initial fill..?