I've been reading these posts and I'm a little confused. We are newbies to this whole above ground pool thing. We bought a 24 ft. round from Watson's and like many of you were given the aqua smarte system. So my question is, if we disconnect the system and decide not to use it, what do we do to keep the pool clean and clear? In other words, what are the steps necessary without that system? Right now, they have us shocking our pool once a week with granular chlorine (1 lb.), then a couple of days later putting in a capful or two of phos free and then a couple of days after that putting in one bag of Non Chlorine BLAST. Would I just continue to do that without the aqua smarte system? Thank you for bearing with me with all of these questions. We are seriously clueless on this subject.