I have been digging through the forums and I am hoping to be pointed in the correct direction for when I open my new pool. I found the testing kit and that is being ordered. Now do I return all the chemicals I bought and replace with bleach, baking soda, borax, and what else? And how much? I am trying to figure out what I need to open...any advice? Do you initially use the standard chlorine shocking kit or do you go with bleach from the beginning? I just want to know what I need from the beginning and the resources you use for maintaining after testing? The pool may be used every other day by 2 people and I plan to run it all year. Also looking for advice on heaters for small pools-what have you used and been impressed with. I am not sure if I should do sand or de filtering or if this pump will need to be better either? What do you use and why? Thanks so much...totally appreciate everyone's help.