Hello! I'm so glad I've discovered this forum. I have never had a pool and have a ton of questions! I am looking into getting an above ground pool for my 3 daughters, ages 2, 11 and 12. I think I've settled on the 18 x 52 Ultra Frame by Intex.
I am looking into getting a 20 x 20 concrete patio poured to place it on. Would that be OK? Or is it preferable to place it directly on level ground? I do not want to level the ground myself (no DIY experience), so I figure the concrete patio would be "easier", although more costly.
I am planning on buying a Gorilla Pad for the pool to protect it from the concrete. Is this necessary?
I'd like to have a saltwater pool. Do I just purchase a "saltwater system" (without a pump)? Will the pump that the pool comes with work with this? The pool that I am looking at states that it comes with a sand filter pump.
What do I need to have on hand to get started? I know the TF-100 test kit is a must. I cannot seem to find a supply list, though, of other things that I will need for a saltwater pool.
I hope these aren't stupid questions! I've researched and researched and, like I said, am so glad I found this forum! I was thisclose to just throwing a tarp over our grass and popping a pool up on it like they do in the Intex videos.