It's my first year trying to maintain a Intex temporary pool with a volume of about 5000 gallons. I have found really good info and help on this website that has made me understand everything a lot more. I just had a couple of questions about the set up for the first couple of days. I will be using the four day shock process to set up the pool with the proper water chemistry, and afterwards I will be using the BBB method to maintain the water chemistry.
During the four day shock process I will also be using bleach to increase chlorine levels to 6 ppm in order to be able to use the pool during those first four days.
I already bought my test kit and all the other materials needed to maintain the pool. The only thing I did not buy is the Polyquat 60 Algaecide which is recommended in the Guide for Temporary Pools. Is this even necessary if I check my chlorine levels daily and maintain it within the 3-4ppm range? Also after I establish my CYA levels around 30, will they decrease with time? Is CYA something I am going to need to replenish?
Also before finding this forum it seems most websites recommend shocking the pool once a week. I would like to hear some of your thoughts about this? Is it a good idea, or would I be fine just by checking my water chemistry daily and doing the necessary adjustments.
By the way thanks for all the help and knowledge so far, and I just know I will continue learning by being part of such a great forum.