Hello all! I have a SWG pool which I am opening shortly, when I closed it in the fall it was an algae mess. I am a newbie so I am have a company come out to show me how to open it. So I have a couple of questions:
1) Is it necessary for me to have Cyanuric Acid on hand when I initially fill-up the rest of my pool up with water? I would imagine that the water from my spigot does not have this chemical inside of it so I should just buy ahead of time. One of the companies I contacted said wait until they do a water test, but I think waiting is pointless. I am also looking at the non-liquid type
2) What is the cheapest salt to buy, and where can I buy it (im in chicago)
3) What other chemicals will I definitely need? I am going to buy large amounts of baking soda, borax, muriatic acid and bleach to have on hand to balance the water, anything else I need??
4) Any other things to take note of that I may not be considering when opening my pool?