Hi all. I have been trolling the forums for the last 6 weeks since I got my pool. I have a little seasonal pool. Intex Framed 12 ft x30 inch pool. I have not had any issues at all maintaining the chemicals until abut 9 days ago so I thought. I have the Poolmaster 5 way kit and it has been sufficient for me thus far. However I couldn't test hardness or CYA. So I bought a cheapo kit from WalMart to test hardness and CYA--I know they arent dependable, I am hard headed!
So today I took a sample down to my pool store and let them run a test on my water. Here are the results:
TOT CHLORINE 15
FREE CHLORINE 15
ADJ TOTAL ALK 98
TOT HARDNESS 68
So they gave me print out of what should be added but when I put the same numbers into the pool calculator they dont match up at all.
Can someone please help me? I dont want to get my pool all jacked up. I have nice clear water except after people get out and I am running the pump (which I know I need to get a bigger one) 24 hours a day to avoid the water being stagnant.
Here is what the "store printout" says I should add:
Sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) 1 cup 4 tbls
Sodium Bi-sulfate 1 tbls
Calcium Chloride 2 1/4 c tbsp
What do you guys think? If this is correct can I add them all at once??