Pool was installed last Friday. Only had hours to start pump before fishing trip therefore plugged the filter and dumped 1.89l of bleach. Wife and daughter where happy, they could "use" the 72°F pool while I was away.
Question #1: Since the pool is part of a complete yard makeover that will only be done in a few weeks, the pool installer recommended not using the SWG right away. He recommended starting with chlorine (he actually recommended bleach) and wait until the construction crew is done prior to making the switch to salt. He said this would prevent damage being done to the expensive SWG. Opinions?
Question #2: Upon my return the water was cloudy and I started my cleaning routine. To my dismay I discovered a small bag of dog poop that was thrown in my pool by a local ?&#%#$% teenager (I live in a rapidly changing neighbourhood and pools aren't that common. The fact my temporary construction fence wasn't hiding the pool did not help). Yes disgusting, but I'm moving on... Now, I believe I need to SLAM my pool. I have a basic test kit (with the 2 little bottles), what level should I bring the chlorine to and will this basic kit be able to test this level? Since it's only 5K gal would you guys simply empty most of it?