Hello everyone, This seems like the place to be for pool answers so i joined up.
Little background: Bought a house in march with a 16 X 30 above ground pool. Went to the pool store because I know nothing about pools. They put me on to Bacqaucil sp? and I paid the piper all summer because I did not know any different and the store guys told me that $300 a month in chemicals was the norm for all pool owners. After reading many sites I now know I was stupid and they were smart. Anyway, I was contemplating getting rid of the pool but I would like to give it another summer as it has a fnatastic deck around it and I have kids getting old enought to enjoy it!
After all that I have read I am going to go with Chlorine this coming summer I have removed my filter and dumped the sand for the winter and trying to gain some knowledge on how to begin this spring. The pool is covered and will not see daylight until Mid March. The problem is that I do not even know where to begin with chlorine. I would simply like to go to walmart and use the buckets of chlorine tablets and avoid the pool store. However, I'm not sure where to begin? Any thoughts or suggestions. Any step by step manuals out there to get me going. Something like do step 1, then step 2 etc. I want to keep it simple and daily maintenance is not an option. 2-3 times per week is realistic. Thanks for any advice