Topic Split from BBB for Beginners.
Apparently I need a BBB for Idiots, if that is what is below "Beginners." Yesterday I filled my first "permanent" pool. It is 10' by 30" Easy Set, above ground. Approx 915 gallons, I believe. I'm using the filter/pump that came with it - unsure of spec. Will find and post if needed for this question to be answered. I have read enough on this site to know I want to do the BBB method. I do not see, however, a step by step for the first day on what to add, and, unfortunately, the calculator was too complex for me. For instance, I don't know what I was supposed to fill in in the blank immediately to the right of the gallons blank. I am unprepared right now in that I don't have a test kit yet (but will by the end of the day). However, my kids are clamoring to get in the pool.
I think I need to add a bunch of household (6%) bleach --
1. how much would you guess as a start until I can get it tested?
2. am I right that the kids can go in an hour after I add the bleach?
3. what else do I need to add day one (before any tests?).
Sorry -- I have read the pool school stuff and BBB basics, but I still don't have the answers for what to do before the first swim. Thanks in advance for any help that will allow my kids in the pool this morning.