So I went on craiglist and bought an above ground Dolphino pool this weekend. It's a 4 ft by 16ft with a filter and cover. Dude I bought it from threw in this chlorine tabs, I purchased it when it was in the box... I didn't realize he had put it away from last season WET. So I drove the 30 miles back home, and began to notice a smell. Well upon opening the box, the pool has a lot of mud on the outside/bottom, but also as you can imagine mildew all over . I want to clean this baby up, so my money isn't wasted, and the children aren't upset.
I want to know if it is safe to use bleach, or Tilex mold/mildew formula on the pool before setting it up? Also, how do I go about buying a replacement cap for the outside of the drain valve and how do I figure out which replacement filter to buy? Will there be a model number on the old filter, or the housing of the filter system?
Any tips you have for me cleaning it before filling it with water and starting to balance the chemicals would be helpful! Thanks all!!!