Hello! First off, I really appreciate this forum and everyone who contributes such helpful information. I've been reading up on things and checking out Pool School etc in preparation for setting up our above ground pool.
Background: I hadn't planned on being a pool owner but it became apparent that every time we take my son to a public pool, he gets sick w vomiting and essentially sleeps the whole day after exposure. At first I thought he was catching bugs from water but since it happened every time I believe it is from the chemicals. With this in mind, I was concerned he wouldn't be able to learn to swim unless at the ocean, which isn't frequent for us. Swimming is a critical life skill so we want him to learn asap. When I saw above ground pools were so affordable, we decided we would take one on so that he can learn to swim and we can enjoy it also.
My question: Is a SWG going to help more than it hurts since the chlorine and CyA levels are higher than in a standard chlorine treated pool? I havent set the pool up yet and can use the 1000 gph pump that came with the pool and return the sand pump w SWG. My options are still open and I'd love to get your insight on how to keep my pool and son healthy.
(We will also start him off w very short exposures and wash off right after).