This will be our first 'real' pool and I've been reading like crazy. I believe I've read every word of Pool School but I still feel a bit lost/overwhelmed. There is so much to absorb!
I've seen a lot of info about opening a pool, but not how to start from scratch. I assume it's similar. Our installer told us that filling with a hose will take several days. I know we can't turn the pump on until the water gets halfway through skimmer level. Do we wait until then for chemicals as well?
We initially planned to purchase a SWG, then considered a liquidator, but now I believe we should just start out completely DIY and decide that later, after we get a better feel for the process. I intend to order the T100 test kit in a few minutes. I'm guessing that once the pool is filled, I will test the water and use pool math to find out what to add? Or is there something I should be adding from the start, before the pool is completely filled?
Our install date keeps getting pushed back due to rain. It is supposed to be next week but looking at the 10 day forecast I believe that will be rescheduled as well. I'm disappointed because we are excited and anxious, but I'm also a bit nervous about the proper chlorine balance, so maybe the extra wait time is a good thing. I really don't want to screw this up!
And my apologies if this is the wrong location for this post.