Here is the new addition to the back yard: 16' x 48"
Waited for 5 days after our initial fill up and then took my first water sample and had it tested and then applied my first shock treatment. The next day I filled my little floater with a few chlorine tablets and set it to 1/4 and tossed it in. I pulled the filter for my first inspection and it was bitter sweet. I was disappointed/suprized to find such a dirty filter but I'm glad that it did it's job.
Academy Sports (my favorite get away) has the Intex Klearwater sand filter/pump 1200 GPH on sale for $139. I did some reading and decided to jump on it. Dumped the Aqua Chem silica sand in it from Lowes, did a few flushes and rinses, and now I got it running. I bought in to all the positive reviews on Amazon.com and took the chance. Only time will tell. I opted out of the SWG set up with this little pool because of the enhanced corrosion attack salt creates with a metal frame. All in all, I am having just as much fun tinkering and learning about all this as much a I do hanging out with the wife and kids in the pool! Unfortunately, Florida is getting slammed with rain today so everybody gets to stay inside today