Fist off let me say I am glad I found this website! There is a ton of information and I appreciate each and every one of you that take the time to post the information that you do
Ok, I have a 15x4 metal frame frame pool holding about 4400-ish gallons. We bought the pool last year Fathers Day weekend. I have really had a lot of issues with the pool other than it going green on me for the 3rd time now since last summer. I decided to drain the pool yesterday and start from scratch. The pool is now all cleaned up and refilled. Only thing I have added is 2 of the 1 inch DA tablets. The water is so nice and pretty right now, we cant wait to hop in this evening! I cant remember what I added last summer or how much of what I used. All I really did was shock the pool once a week, keep 2-3 of the 1 inch DA tablets in the skimmer, and add 2oz of algae preventive. I also run 2 pumps instead of the single pump for better water circulation. I use the FC-3710 filters from Leslie's because they work better and last longer than the standard Intex filters.
I am going to check my levels in a bit and post my findings.
My question is about the BBB method. I have read through it, but I guess I dont fully understand it all yet. Should I go ahead and use the stuff mentioned? And if so, how much? I dont quite understand the pool calculator yet either, so any help is greatly appreciated!