After much discussion my husband and I bought a pool yesterday and I have been reading and reading and reading on this forum to try and bring myself up to speed...of course I had never heard of the BBB method until yesterday, but it peaked my interested immediately when I saw the products used because I have been making my own laundry detergent with basically the same stuff for years now and have decided that store-bought detergents are a big rip off.
So...with that said...even with all my reading I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all and it doesn't help that I have two children that are asking me on an hourly basis when the pool will be ready and it isn't even installed yet. I know I am going to have tons of questions, but I have a few to start with...
We will be using city water to fill the pool and it is expected to take 1.5 days to fill it. Do you recommend filling the pull and running the pump for a certain number of hours before testing for the first time and then beginning the addition of bleach and other ingredients based on the readings from our first test? And does it stand to reason that with regular ole city water I am going to get readings that indicate that the pool needs to be shocked and that is where I am going to start? I just want to stock up on supplies...I robbed Wal-mart of all their Borax today, but still need to make sure I have plenty of everything else.
And I've read enough here to know that ever situation is different but in a perfect world, if the moon aligns just right for us how long should it take for us to get our pool ready. I'm trying brace my self for even more unrelenting questions from the kiddos once they see that there is water in the pool
I have already learned a tremendous amount and am glad that I found this resource.
24ft round agp 4.5 feet deep...still working on getting down all the other lingo