The weather here has warmed up nicely and it is time to start thinking about opening the pool. The pool was installed last year and we used Baqua. There were no troubles last year, but I thought the price was high and we have had a previous Baqua pool that was nothing but trouble after two years. So, I thought that this year we would give the BBB method a try. Currently the pool is still covered and winterized.
I see first step is to get a test kit. I have decided on the TF-100. I see that there are some options when purchasing. Do I need the magnetic stirrer, borates test strips, or salt test strips?
Next, What quantities of bleach, baking soda, and borax should be purchased for starters?
We have issues with bird droppings so I am planning on a solar cover. Will this be an issue?
Anything else that is needed?