On our recent yearly trip to the in-laws house, they gave us their pool. It is a 10 year old Sofpool that has sat in their garage for the last 6-7 years. It is 22' x 48" and holds 10,500 gallons of water.
Seems like everyone in the forum owns intex pools. Is Sofpool not popular or just garbage?
I've spent the last week setting everything up so far. Took a few days to level out the spot and create a nice solid base. I then spread out the pool and started figuring out how the in-laws had the plumbing and filtering system set up. It has a Pentair Clean and Clear filter and a propane heater. The O-ring for the lid broke in half, so I had to order a new one online.
I filled up the pool ring with air and started filling up the pool. Man it takes a long time, even with two hoses in the pool. About an hour later I found out that the ring had a leak. So I had to remove the ring and start spraying soapy water. I found it pretty easily and patched it with a vinyl patch. Seems to be holding air great now. The pool is at 36 inches, but I shut the water off for the night. I'll finish it tomorrow.
I have shock and 3" tablets from "In the Swim" from amazon. They seem to have good reviews. I also bought AquaChek Select 7-IN-1 Pool and Spa Test Strips. They also had good reviews. Any opinion on these?
Thanks to this site, I'm starting to get a grasp on this whole pool thing. Please give me any advice. Can't wait to finish filling it and start swimming. I know it's late in the year, but I live in South Carolina, and the pool temp is 83 degrees right now!. I don't think I'll even need to use that heater for a while.