Hi! Other than your regular summer kiddie pool I've never owned a pool. This year my husband decided we could get a pool. Giving that we are in a temporary residence and I'm terrified of messing up a pool, we got a small Summer Escapes quick set ring pool 14'x14'x36" at 2400 gallons. Before purchasing the pool I looked all over the internet for any kind of information I could get about pools and pool maintenance. I wanted to know what I was getting myself into! Then I found this little gem, TFP, and I'm so glad I did.
So our pool is set up and I've decided to use liquid chlorine. A lot of information I found on TFP is for larger pools (about 3k gallons) other than "Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools" which has your basics for seasonal pools. What I'm really interested in, is making sure that I keep my pool in tip top shape. Is there any advice anyone can give me for a smaller seasonal pool? I've tested it since I've set it up with the 6-way test kit from Aqua Chem. Should I invest in an actual tester? Or does my smaller pool size make it unnecessary? I added the opening amount of liquid chlorine and algaecide liquid for my pool size and have been keeping the chlorine maintained and will be adding more algaecide liquid once a week. I've just did a new test and my information is:
Total Chlorine: 3
Free Chlorine: 3
Total Alkalinity: 120