So I just ordered my new pool. I went with the advice from the forum and requested a 2 speed Hayward matrix pump and a sand filter. I ordered a 24' x54" ABG round.
When ordering I was talking to the pool store employees about liners and chemicals and everything like that. They mentioned a lack of calcium will destroy a liner pretty fast. They also mentioned I would spend about $250-$300 a year on chemicals to keep the pool nice.
I've read pool school and read hundreds of success stories on the forums, but its all new to me and I'm having a hard time convincing myself to switch to the Bleach, Baking Soda method.
If I start the BBB method as soon as the pool is filled, will that be mostly all I need to keep it up and running crystal clear throughout the year and years to come? I've heard Bleach will ruin a vinyl liner. And other stories about using substitutes to the actual chemicals.
Can anyone put my mind at ease? I'm still about 3 weeks out from getting it installed, so i have plenty of time to worry...