Just joined and man what a site!! This place has days full of info to read!! Thanks to all that contribute so anyone like me can have and maintain a pool.
Just had a 24 ft round Doughboy installed a few days ago. Had the intex soft side for a few years and figured we used it enough to get the real thing. It is the Desert Spring model with a Silica II filter and a 1hp doughboy pump( paid 3180.00 out the door) and a 180,000 btu Raypak heater, got the heater for cheap too ($450.00 used 3 yrs) and I figured it was overkill but the pool will be hot!. (Side note will it be ok to bury some spaflex tubing to run the heater over to the pool? It will be about 15 ft each way)
Ordered a TF100 also cant wait till it gets here.
Today I went to 2 different pool supplies with the same bottle of test water, they were both almost opposite of each other as to what to sell me chemicals to add to the pool!! LOL So the test kit will be needed for sure!
Also I forgot in my original post I have a Sundance Optima spa. Ive had it for about 5 years now.