I'm so glad I came across this forum. I just purchased a new 10" x 30" Intex Easy Setup pool 2 days ago. Had the pool setup and used for 2 days before i realized I needed to look into water calibration quick. I looked in Pool School, went to Walmart purchased the HTH 6 Way test kit and CYA (HTH Stabilizer and Conditioner). I used the pool calculator and based on my size pool (Est. 1000 gallons) added 5.9 ounces of Bleach and 5.3 ounces of CYA this afternoon. 3 hours later with CYA dissolved, I tested and found the following.
Chlorine - 0ppm
Alkalinity - 80ppm
Total Hardness - 100ppm
Did my Chlorine not show up because i used the pool for 2 days and water deteriorated to the point where the 5.9 ounces of added bleach did not help?
Based on Next steps and PoolMath, it says I should 18 ounces of Bleach(8.25%) to reach a target of 12. I would like to confirm if these are the correct next steps. It seems like alot of additional bleach and wanted to make sure it's safe for the kids.
Does this also mean that adding bleach and CYA will be a regular routine since fresh water will be often topped off?
I hope I was thorough with my information. Thanks in advance for all your help!