please forgive me. not only am i new to the pool deal, im also new to talk/chat forums of the computer, so i hope i am doing this right.
i just put in a gently used 24' 52" above ground, sand filter, with 1 1/2hp pump. the previous owner used baquacil, with years of great swimming, and little to no problems and recommended it. i do believe his word, he has been a trusted friend for many years. so no thoughts that he was setting me up for trouble. i've had it up and running for a month, started great...but went south quick...chemically and all levels/readings from tests say water is fine, but water is a white cloudy mess...and im having to add oxidizer like crazy to keep levels up, i believed it to be due to constant sun all day, and very high temps the past few weeks..after researching and seeing what it might take to get it clean and keep it clean, it will be out of my budget...already $300+ in at this point and no end in sight. and with what the new liner and set up cost me...i want to be able to see every nook and cranny of the bottom of my pool.
so with that being said, im planning to convert to the bleach plan...lol..im letting the baq die out as much as i can this week, and hope to start next week...so im looking for and advice and thoughts anyone can give, i will be buying stuff over the weekend to begin,(i.e. test kit and bleach) and can some one ball park a good start of the amount of bleach i need to buy.. thanks for any and all help...and agian forgive me, as i am new to the forum thing