Hello everyone, great information posted in here...I think I killed a tree today printing out a bunch of posts on chemicals, tips, etc.
The above ground pool I ordered is a 27', 52" high, 16,420 gallon capacity (according to my flyer). It is to be installed within a couple weeks; so just doing my research now. I have never treated a pool in my life, just always swam in them! I am very interested in learning all that I can on my own, even though I have many people giving me advice; I want to learn my own methods (and others that I read about). I intend on going with the BBB plan, as it sounds very cost effective and efficient to run. My questions are ones that pertain to ordering (or changing my order) along with a few other chemical questions. I appreciate your time, and look forward to the responses!
1 - Currently I have ordered the Pentair Sand Dollar pump, specifically the 1.5hp model. It came standard with the 1hp model (w/ 19" filter), but I opted for the $50 upgrade. After researching today, I'm wondering if the 1.5hp is too much or not? I don't know if the filter size was increased in the 1.5hp upgrade though. This is the only model they offer in this package, but I can get it in 1, 1.5, or 2hp.
2 - If I go with the BBB system, is there any reason to get an inline chlorinator?
3 - If on vacation or even gone just for a couple days, do I just use some sort of chlorine puck to keep the levels up?
4 - Are all chemicals in the BBB system added directly to the pool, and if so, in a particular location?
5 - Is it OK to use all the chemicals that come with the pool (start-up kit) to get it where it needs to be, and then just merge into the BBB system?
With the package I get a nice A-frame ladder, auto vac cleaner, solar cover, winter cover, all the nets, etc...I am pretty excited!!
Thanks in advance for all your help!!