New here to TFP and pool ownership in general. I have been fantasizing about building an in ground pool forever but have resigned to lesser goals that will perhaps suit my needs fine.
Recently I purchased an intex easy up pool 10X30 and a 1000 intext filter pump. I also purchased a chlorine floating dispenser and 1" chlorinating tabs.
Set the pool and filter up but didn't receive the chlorine until maybe 4 days after the pool was up and running. I put 3 tablets of chlorine in the dispenser a few days ago.
Last night I was in the pool for a half hour and the bottom was super slimy, the water a tad cloudy, and my skin felt itchy. Today I went to the spa store where I was sold a taylor basic k-1000 test kit, some ph increaser and some shock and was told my ph was probably too low. Went home and tested and CL level was 5 PPM and the ph was 7.2- I can only test these 2 with this kit. Called the spa store and was advised to leave the cover off, take the cl dispenser out and retest in a few days as the ph is probably not accurate with cl levels being so high.
Sounds like I need to get myself a better test kit and consider the BBB method? I'll wait a few days to see what the cl levels drop to. Open to any advice...
Recently I came upon some DIY blogs where folks are making small above ground pools out of stock tanks. This is my ultimate goal as the intex pool looks like it might last a season, if that, and is kinda ugly besides. The stock tank I'd like to use is an 11X2 galvanized steel tank which holds about 1400 gallons from Hutchison. Much more attractive then my current vinyl easy up.
I know there is some controversy surrounding "natural" pool sanitation and I'll be the first to admit that I get excited about every ad I see with this marketing. Seems like folks are pretty big supporters of cl here... asserting that the other methods just don't work. My husband won't swim in conventional pools (nor the easy up) because the cl bugs him and we have a whole house cl filter, however he probably wont be using the pool anyway... Since I basically have no idea what I'm doing and want something as low maintenance as possible, maybe cl is the way to go...
Finally to my question:
Any recommendations to make ozone or UV work??
I also like the idea of a SWG if nothing else seems viable however would it corrode galvanized steel?
Any other advice welcome...
Thanks for bearing with me!