My cousin purchased a house with above ground pool. He called me last night and asked me to help him with the setup. Previous owner keep the filter in garage for the winter. Here is the thing. My cousin is pretty dumb . For example he did not know that skimmer is the section where the water got sucked in to the pump and filter. He don't know where to connect hoses so the water will flow thru the filter .
Over the weekend I will go to his house and take a look at the pool. He told me the water looks clear because he lift some of the cover and took a bucket of water out of it and it was clear. I believe it is green anyway. But I will go there with my TF-100 test kit and test everything. Probably show him how to slam the pool and explain it a little.
Over the phone I tried to explain him how he suppose to test the water and what to test for. I only talk about chlorine and he already was confused. I know he will not be able to keep everything in balance so I'm asking you guys. What is most important to keep at balance in above ground pool? I think it is FC and pH. Also what is the easiest way to do it? Should I tell him to use bleach or the tablets?
What I will tell him have to be really simple otherwise he will keep calling me every day to come and check his water And he is about 30 min. drive from me