the 15,000 gal plaster pool w/ sand filter & pool vac ultra has been doing just fine with trichlor tabs 1x per week and occasional adjustment of ph. we're about 2 years out in treating the occasional algae(green in shallow shaded spots of the pool) with Silvertrine. was about to drop another $40+ for a quart when I found you folks.
Though I've not read the entirety of this great info I've read enough to know I've got some trouble with what I've been doing, things are about to get out of control (cya has gotten to high- I guess), thus the need for the t-100 test kit which I'm about to order. In that the mail stage doesn't come as regularly as it used to I guess it's about a week away I wanted to ask what to do while waiting.
After thanks to the moderator for the welcome the questions are:
What to do until the real test kit comes:
to tab or not to tab?
or start using bleach?
and if so what is best part of day how much etc? -
and anything else?-
current readings are c=3.0 ish and ph 7.4 ish with a "taylor esque" from Poolmaster 2 vile, 5 reagent test kit
Much thanks for being here