We just bought a pool from Wal-Mart yesterday. I have never had one so I am clueless as to how to start with the chemicals. DH is going to set it up sometime this week and I told him that I would figure out how to do the chlorine. Who can help me with this? What do I do as far as chemicals once the pool has water? TIA!
Sorry, the pool that we had a few years ago, DH took care of it. He would "shock" it once every few weeks or so. You can buy a "shock" kit at Wal-mart next to the pools, they have instructions on them. You "shock" the pool and let it sit unused until the chemical levels go down to the desired level (should be on the kit instructions) per gallon. I think we'd leave it to sit over night as it took quite a few hours.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
I have no advice either but, are you gonna have a pool party and invite all of us? I could totally go for a relaxing moment in a pool right about now! I would think that the chemical bottles would have all the instructions on them, so it might be worth it to read the bottle or maybe even the pool came with some sort of manual for the chemicals. Good luck and enjoy
Thanks ladies. I ended up calling a pool place here in town. She told me about a chlorine type chemical that is supposed to be gentle and easy to use. She said that I would use less of this than I would the stuff at Wal-Mart. DH and I are going to talk about it tonight since it's a bit more expensive. But, if it is like she says, it will be worth the money. DH hasn't had time to set up the pool yet but hopefully will do it this weekend. He's working with his dad on his days off to help him out a bit.