I am watching the installers finish up my pool as I type this. Trying to get everything in order that I need. It's an AGP with a vinyl liner. Sand filter.
After reading a bunch of info here, I'm thinking about not using the Aqua Smarte system that they gave me with my pool. It's one of those auto-chlorine type system things. Seems like a waste of money to not use it since I probably paid for it in the pool price, but sounds like they are not very good long term. Should I just use the started chemicals they gave me and switch to BBB method after that?
I already ordered the TF-100 test kit, so that's on its way. I am going to pick up some liquid chlorine (seems to be cheaper than using bleach), muriatic acid, baking soda, and borax.
The pool package came with the vacuum to clean it and the skimmer pole.
Is there anything else I'm missing that I should be buying?
OH! Another big question I have...! Would it be safe to use an extension cord TEMPORARILY while I wait for the electrician to come and run the power out to the pool? We're going to have about a week or so gap between when the pool is complete and when the electric can be run. Should I just bite the bullet and not fill the pool until then or can I get a good outdoor extension cord just to keep it clean til then? Obviously, would unhook it if we go in (although might be too cold anyway since it will just be filled).
Don't know anything about pools so just trying to get ready for all of this! This forum seems very helpful. Will also update signature when they are done with the install.