So I have a new used pool. I got it because I have a labrador that loves to swim . It's a half hour drive and half hour hike to the closest place we can go and let him swim off leash. So I bought a used above ground pool. Nothing major 15ft round pool 4 ft deep. It has a single filter skimmer what ever you call it. I got it all set up and filled it up from my well. Fill up only took a few hours and we both went for a swim. After swimming I added 4 cups of 8% bleach as a recommendation to start. This is just regular bleach the same stuff I use to sanitize my RV water system.
So I have a Taylor Complete FAS-DPD Pool Water Test Kit K-2006 given to me by a friend to use to maintain my water. I read the entire manual and found nothing that explains anything about testing my water and what to do about it. Quite honestly the whole thing left me frustrated. It mostly seems to want to give me the history of the company and the history of water testing and no simple instructions. The simplest instructions are in the top of the lid. Which I can follow but then it leaves me going OK so now what does this mean. Which says refer to the manual and I look at the manual and say So I am looking for some help.
So I did the yellow test. Which says to use 10 ml sample for .002 ppm test and 25ml sample for .005 ppm test. Ok question number 1, so how do I know which test to use the .002 or .005? They both basically look the same add 2 scoops of the powder, and it turns pink. Then add drops of the next chemical until it turns clear. Then it says something about multiplying your drops and well there I am lost as well. Basically I did the 25ml sample and added 2 scoops of powder it turned pink and 1 drop turned it clear again. So what does that mean? I looked at this site and it has good information and what I can make out the yellow is my bleach level or FC level and I want that between 3-7. Which how do I translate that into 1 drop turned it from pink back to clear?
I did test my PH and that was 7.0 2 days ago fresh fill but it is 7.6 today. I am guessing this is normal?
I did the green test, it took 35 drops to go from greed to red. Ok so what does that mean? is there someplace that just lists a number of drops to what you need to do?
The other tests I didn't do I figured I would just kind of start 1 test at a time and try to figure it out.
I know though that this is not a big pool so kind of like a small aquarium vs a large aquarium so changes in my pool are going to happen fast. So any help please translating this?