Hi Everyone: We have had our 18' round above ground pool for about 5 years. We have a Hayward filter and motor and have been using "The Frog" from the beginning of operation 5 years ago. We have been very sucessful with "The Frog" but have heard so many say how wonderful the salt chlorinators are. So, we decided to switch over. We just received our Aqua Trol Salt Chlorinator yesterday. We have not opened our pool yet this year. We just put new sand in our filter and my husband is getting ready to put things together to get started. My question is this: Do we stabilize the pool first, like we used to start up, shock, but in algicide and cliffier etc. Or do we start by using all of that and the salt too? Could someone give me the exact steps we should take in beginning? I think our pool holds about 13,500 gals of water, our generator is for 18,000 gals of water. We are very excited since the water quality will be so much better and easier on skin, hair, suits. We are scared to death though that we are so darn dumb. Thank you in advance for any help you can give us at this time.
Donna from Iowa