I was GIVEN a hardware store 4-way drop test kit and also a HTH 6-way kit. I have ordered a TF-100 to arrive later this week.
In the mean time, my baby pooped in the pool yesterday afternoon while wearing a swim diaper. All solid matter seemed to be contained within her diaper or swimsuit, but I know it has to be in the water in some form.
Without having a good test kit, I obviously can't do a SLAM the correct way. But I hated the idea of just letting the "stuff" lurk in my water for days until the kit arrives. After the accident yesterday I added 30oz of bleach. This brought my TC color off the chart (only reads to a 5) and to a orange color (like a safety cone in construction zone color). This morning TC had dropped back down to a dark yellow. And my counts were as follows:
TC: (as described above)
I have added 30 more ounces of bleach and 15 min later it was a orange/red color. I'm running the small pump/filter that came with the pool nonstop for now and put in a brand new filter this morning. I have also placed our gigantic patio umbrella over the pool to keep it shaded today. How should I proceed from here? I'm assuming our swimming is over for this holiday weekend. Grrrrrrr....