Hello all -
I read what is need to answer my post - am pasting that below.
The size of your pool in gallons 2000 gallons If your pool is an AG (above ground) or IG (in ground) above ground, Intex metal frame 13 x 39
If it's IG, tell us if it's vinyl, plaster/pebble, or fiberglass viynl
The type filter you have (sand, DE, cartridge) cartridge that came w/ pool.
If you know, tell us the make and model of your pump and filter.
List any other equipment you have: SWG, second pump, etc.
Please mention if you fill the pool from a well or are currently on water restrictions - regular Boston water.
So we just set the pool up. It's currently filling but not sure if I should even be at that point yet! We have a bunch of "shock" supplies but I am looking to see what I need to do first.
What is the best test kit to get for such a small pool?
In reading some of the stuff here, I see some people use bleach, baking soda and borax.
Is that better than using the other chemicals?
Does anyone know which would be least harmful for a baby? He's 1 and will probably go in using a float. I don't want to put him in if it isn't safe.
Do you need to know the other chemicals we already have?
We are in Boston so we are used to it being freezing and this is only our 2nd pool. I am sure we really screwed it up last year (this is a different pool...that one got a hole in it). We just used the little bags and the algae stuff and hoped for the best last year. I am hoping to do it right this time.
Thanks in advance!!