my name is Mike i have been lurking and reading and learning about pools from this fabulous website for about a month, last year i bought a intex 18x52 round agp with the 1600 sand filter and have recently purchased a swg as a add on. The pool is still in the box in the garage while i build the privacy fence and prepare the site.
i plan on doing the BBB method as a matter of fact i just bought 6-182 oz bottles of lowes brand bleach at 6% for 2.96 a piece and am going back to get 6 more tomar,
to get a jump on the cost of opening it within the next few weeks. i am going to order one of the good test kits to try to do this right the first time, my first question is should i open the pool using the BBB method and get all the levels to where they should be and then start using the swg?. i will be filling the pool with city water i was wondering if i should take a sample to a pool store to check it for all the different things so i know where i stand with the quality of the water till my test kit gets here?
I'm gonna have a million other questions because i want to do this right and i know the people on this site know what they are talking about, thanks for the information in advance.....once again awesome site everyone!!!!! Mike