hi y'all!... first post, just joined last night
names Jeremy, im in north Texas just nw of ft worth...
as a kid, my pool was 2' deep with the floppy sides that stand up when you fill it, you know the kind... well everyone wants their kids to have it a little better than they did, so last month i bought a Coleman 18'x4' vinyl above ground pool
ill admit my ignorance and impatience.. i didnt read anything about pools, just filled it up and poured some chlorine in.... when the water got green, i added more chlorine........ well after a month if this, i had growth all along the bottom, could not swim without stirring up algae into the water
so... yesterday i drained the whole thing, scrubbed the floor, sucked up all the algae with a shop vac and let it fill back up over night
i now have chrystal clear water again, and id like to keep it that way..... ive already added my 3ppm of liquid chlorine, and now that i know chlorine is consumed by sunlight, ill be adding more every day
i read thru the pool school, and it sounds like chlorine is all i need in a vinyl pool .. however, i dont have a testing kit yet, but i will be getting one
am i on the right track?... or is there more i should be doing?