Hi, i recently bought a 1.500 GAL (or 5.377L) above ground pool to cool myself down in this heat... i've had it up for about 5 days now, i put the Filter up the first day, and have put no Chems in till today... (i also noticed my pool water is getting cloudy) last Night i measured the pH and Chlorine lvls of the pool with an old pH "measurer" (is that even a word?:P) anyways, i saw the pH levels were off the charts! above 7.8 (it stops at 7.8) and the Chlorine levels were at 0 (duh) so i found a pH-minus chem from last year, and measured the right amount and put it in last night, today at about 5pm i measured it again, and it doesnt look like it changed much :/, then tonight at 9pm i put 5.800L worth of small tablet's of Chlorine (very small) in the Pool floating dispenser thingy and put it in the pool, (hope it will clear the cloudiness)
anyways, should i get new chems? should i shock my pool? if so with what?, how often should i clean my filter? any other Recomandations?
Any Help is GREATLY apreciated!!
thanks in advance guys!! (also please try to keep the words simple :P or explain them to me... like i said, i'm a noob...)