I found this site when I was sarching for ways to maintain a kiddie pool using household bleach--it just made sense that I *should be able to do that, ya know?
So far, I've found SO much great info here and read through most of the Pool School articles.
Our pool is just an overgrown wading pool, Intex Easy Set, round, 12 ft by 30 inches, but it's shallow enough for my very small kids to "swim" safely and deep enough for my very uncomfortable pregnant self to float and get some relief.
My main question right now is do I need the FULL test kit I see in various links (Taylor I think it is?) or can I get the basic one that does chlorine and CC? I would still need a pH kit though, wouldn't I? (Here's a crazy thought... can I use a pH kit like for fish tanks?). The pool will probably only be up another 6-8 weeks this year so I don't want to get more stuff than I will need to actually maintain it for that short time.