I am completely new to pools and just purchased an Intex 8' Easy Set AG pool (if you consider that a pool, more of a soaking tub). I read quite a bit in the "Pool School" and got completely overwhelmed hahaha. I'm looking for suggestions on getting started without paying a ton, after all the whole pool kit with pump was $63. Mostly just bought it for me and the wife to relax in after work and cool off a bit, it's been in the 100's here lately! Not to mention my wife is 8 months pregnant and loves how weightless pools make her feel. I don't really want to buy an $80 test kit but can anyone recommend a basic kit that is still good and affordable? From reading in the "Seasonal/Temporary Pool" section it looks like a few extra chemicals may be needed in my case such as Dichlor and an Algaecide. The local pool shop was trying to sell me a start-up kit that consists of 2lb. chlorine granules, 1 pint of algaecide, 4 oz. of water clarifier, some test strips, and a plastic measuring spoon. It was normally $55 but she said I can have it for half-off since it's been there a while so $27.50. Should I go with this or does anyone recommend another start-up kit or just no kit at all and just piece out what I need? Thanks in advance!