So I purchased a "pool kit" on line and I have had problem after problem. I'm not in the habit of online bashing so I will not go further with company details.
My latest problem is this: I have a 24 foot round pool with no chemicals in it. It took me over 2 days to fill the pool and last evening it was finally full enough to turn on the pump and start adding chemicals which I was going to do following the pool school guide to seasonal/temp pools by using dichlor so that I could add CYA and chlorine for the first 4 days. Well, when we turned on the pump, it spews water from a ?? hex gasket per my husband (which was a pre assembled part). Of course, there is no one at the pool company I bought it from on Saturday evening. Of course, all the local pool stores are closed until Monday.
So, my options at this point are to try to manually stir in either plain bleach or the dichlor in a 13600 gallon bowl of water (Really?? like that is going to work..), do nothing, or drive literally 100 miles to the closest open pool store to purchase a pump. There has been at least some water in this pool since Thursday.
I would appreciate some recommendations and if the manually stir in option is what I should try to do, do I use plain bleach or dissolve the dichlor in a bucket first and then use that? It seems to me that the most effective way to stir in chemical in the giant bowl of water is to get several people in the pool and walk in circles. I realize that it isn't recommended to swim during "shock" process but what would be problem as long as we didn't get water near our eyes?
I appreciate the guidance