I'm totally new to the whole pool thing and struggling to get the chemistry right on my new above ground pool in another thread, so I'd like to see a light at the end of the tunnel. For people who have their stuff together and this pool thing all figured out what's your daily or weekly maintenance for your pool look like? How often do you test? Which tests do you do most frequently? Which chemicals do you add daily or weekly? How often to do vacuum and clean out pool equipment? Or really do anything else pool related (aside from swimming)?
I have a 24' x 54" round AGP with a cartridge filter (no chlorine dispensing system in the filter, I plan on just using bleach poured right into the water if that works). How often should I expect to test my FC levels once the pool is clean and clear and up and running? How often should I expect to add more bleach? How about other tests that need to be performed or chemicals that need to be added periodically? Any idea of what I might be in for for the rest of my summers might be nice Thanks!