We put our pool up last night and are in the process of filling it up. I've read pool school and am still a little confused about what to do about the water at first. I have a very simple water test kit that was bought from Walmart two years ago. Can I use this for initial tests? I plan to buy one of the test kits that are recommended but it won't get here before my 7 year old wants to get in the pool. He wants to do that now and its only got about 18" in there. Is there any problem with letting him in today before adding any chemicals?
I plan to take a water sample to our local store and ask them to give me the numbers in the results so that I can use the pool calculator. Just curious about what products to have on hand. We have chlorine tablets and at least one package of shock also from 2 years ago, should we use these for now?
The pool went up fine, its very nicely constructed, but our ladder came without a landing. All of the photos I've seen have a ladder with a landing, but this one doesn't. I'm not happy about that, because it makes getting in the pool difficult. Right now, that's my only gripe besides an excited 7 year old waking me up and begging me to come outside with him.