I read the instructions here on the site on how to get the water level correct with a new pool setup, but I need some hand-holding. I was very surprised to read the suggestion of adding bleach to a pool, I have read elsewhere that is really hard on swimmers, suits, etc. Of course gross water is hard on swimmers too, so I want to get it right but I'd like to try to avoid using regular bleach.
This pool will be receiving light use and probably won't be warm enough to use for a couple more weeks. It is ~3700 gallons. The pool calculator on the site seems to not be able to give me clear instructions on what to add to smallish pool. I get the impression from Googling around that the 1000/750 gph pump that comes with the pool is not adequate?
I have one of those floating chlorinator things with HTH dual action chlorinating tablets in it. I have been running the pump a few hours a day even though we haven't used the pool yet. My test kit says there still isn't a measurable level of chlorine in the water. Should I do the 4-day pool shock treatment as described on this site?
I unscrewed the top off the pump to remove the filter and rinse it off (since I'd been running it for several hours over the past few days) and the water of course pours out of the top while I'm rinsing it and trying to quickly get the top screwed back on. Is there a neater way to do this?
Thanks for any help.