Got the pool up. Will be adding water tomorrow and have a couple questions.
Quickest way and decent prices to get salt, sand & CYA was to go to local pool store. Ordered everything else online, but didn't want to wait any longer to get in to the water...
I've got the 14'x42" inch and even the Intex table that came with the pool doesn't have the chemical measurements for my pool - little strange so I'm using numbers for a 15x42 Easy Set and a 15x42 circular metal pool. Anyone have the exact numbers for a 14x42 Ultra Frame?
Pool in Gallons. Using the pool calculator (12' x 42" [3.5'] = 4000 gallons. But since the pool level will be a few inches less than the height of 42", should I use 36" = 3500 gallons for all pool chemical calulations? Bottom line - for a 42" Intex pool what line/area is used to determine the 42"?
Read Pool School and several posts on adding chemicals for the first time.
1) Adding salt - would it be be best to add some salt to a 5 gallon bucket, stir, and then add it to the pool to help it dissolve?
2) CYA - Read you definitely don't want to dump CYA directly into the pool. Is the 5 gallon bucket option best here too? What exactly is the sock option? I'll be adding a in-wall skimmer this weekend.
3) Now before you bang your keyboard...The pool store guy told me it might be best to shock your pool the first time so the SWG isn't overworked. Does that make sense or am I being fooled. I read on TFP that with an SWG, you shouldn't need to shock your pool unless you see algae growth.