I am getting my Intex 24' metal frame pool filled up by a pool water guy tonight. (I am on a well and I don't want to deal with the iron.)
I have no clue about the chemicals, and the guy at the pool store made it sound really expensive and difficult.
I read through the BBB method and I think I understand it all. I did buy chemicals to start out and will be using the BBB method after the first week or two.
I have borax and baking soda for pH issues (no need to pay twenty times as much for the same thing, right?) and I also bought the HTH Super 3" chlorinating tablets. I do realize that these can cause a buildup of CYA but I think just using them once or twice should be fine, right?
I also bought the Shock N Swim and the Super Algae Guard, plus a 6 way test kit.
So here are my questions.
Should I test the pH before or after adding the chlorine?
How long after adding chemicals should I test?
If I need to adjust pH, do I just dump the baking soda/borax in, or should i dissolve it in a little water in a bucket first?
If I add the shock tonight when the water gets here, can we swim tomorrow?
Thank you so much in advance... I am a complete noob.