Hi everyone. I have an above ground Intex Steel frame pool 18' diameter x 4' deep, and will be filling up soon. I live out in the country, so I only have a few options. Last year I used our well water, and it turns out we have a lot of metals in our water, mostly iron. I was looking into having clean water brought to the house, but this will be about $300, and will still leave me a 1' short for maximum depth.
Our local FD will do it, but they get the water from a huge local pond, and it's free! (a donation is welcome).
I plan on getting a salt water system this year, and am wondering what steps should I take to help clear up the water once it's filled?
I am completely new to pool ownership, so any and all help will be great!
I have read that if I run the pump and keep changing the filters that this will help greatly.
Should I shock initially? How much?
Thanks in advance!!!