I grew up in Northern Wisconsin in the sixties. My parent's house had an in ground pool when we moved in and i became the most popular kid in the neighborhood come summertime. This behemoth was 20' x 40' and eight feet deep. it was usually ice-free about this time of year and the water probably never got much above the mid seventies even in the hottest part of summer. The contractor that built it kept a lot of the shade trees around it because they looked nice. Still, I learned how to swim like a fish and helped my dad with pool maintenance. We had a big sand filter and all plumbing was above ground so we could drain it completely before each winter.
I now live in Florida and somehow bought a lovely house without a pool. A total coin flip from back up north. Anyway, until I hit the lottery or something lands in my lap, an AGP is the way we keep cool. This year I decided to go all out and buy the biggest pool that would fit within the screen enclosure on our lanai. Previously we had bought the quick set, rubber donut style pools, but were unsatisfied with the depth and available swim area.
We erected/assembled the pool per instructions, filled it, constructed the inside stairs and got the filter/pump running. I ordered a saltwater system from Walmart.com and it should vbe here in a week or so. My question is, should I add shock or any other chemicals until I get the saltwater system up and running? I fear 7-10 days in this 90+ degree weather will allow too much algae growth if I do nothing. Opinions?
Thanks in advance,