You guys have been extremely helpful and have given me tons of much needed advice. With all that you given me, I've decided to ditch the "package" the store was trying to sell me all together. I've done my homework on pumps and filters (thanks to you guys) and have decided on those. I now need some input on chemicals or substitutes. I've read a lot about BBB... My question to you, is what do I need to purchase day one? Should I only be purchasing those or other stuff from a pool store? I'd like to get my test kit and "chemicals" before my installation, but was wondering if there is a list or something you'd recommend. I tried searching and my apologies if this info is already out there. I'm guess I'm looking for a new owners "shopping list." Lol
Lastly, I decided not to go with the retailers "cleaning accessory kit" either. Can you guys tell me the essentials needed to physically clean my pool? Net, vacuum etc... The kits they sell come w a crappy manual vac... Would you suggest I get a robot? Since my pool will be small (15ft) I don't want to go with anything that is overkill.
Thanks again for all of your input! This site is sooo valuable!
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FYI... I have absolutely NO leaves in my yard. There are no trees close by.