I am nervous, too! My husband is taking care of the installation of our new Intex Ultra Frame 16ft x 48 in pool. But, I am the one responsible for the water chemistry! After having read a lot, I chose to sell the dinky Intex 1500 gph pump and bought an Intex 2500 gph pump. Sold the dinky one for $70 and paid $99 for the larger. Bought a 12 ml solar cover. Going to buy an extra tarp in addition to the one provided by Intex. I am not especially concerned with "floor" comfort, but want to make sure we don't have a problem with weeds etc. So, the sod is gone, we level tomorrow (using the carpenter level and 2 X 4 method) and install recessed patio pavers for under the legs/assemble pool/fill this weekend.
I have read the article in Pool School for temporary pools and have decided that I would really like to go the BBB route. I am the kind of gal that wants things spelled out as easily as possible. I know I will get the hang of it eventually. What I am confused about, when I went looking at pool shock (dichlor), there are several kinds--1 with copper and 1 without. I also thought it was supposed to have cyanuric acid in it but it is not listed? Also, I know how nice it would be to have an expensive test kit, but is a 6 way HTH kit ok for my size pool--at least for now?
Ok people, how am I doing? Any other advice for this very nervouse woman?