I've been reading up and studying but have a few questions so here I go.
1st time pool owner 18.5 x 33 oval above ground (14,500 gallons)
Previous owner had "Perma Salt" I chose not to use it and will go with traditional chlorine
opened up about a week ago, water looks beautiful, took a sample to local pool store and here were the results
TOTAL CHLOR .77
TOTAL AKL 0 (I think its near 80 now)
I added about 15 lbs of sodium bicarb and now total akl is closer to 80
I dropped a couple of jumbo 90% chlorine tabs into the skimmer two days ago but have not seen any change in chlorine and they have not completely dissolved either
been in the 50's at night around here but it's supposed to get up to around 85 this weekend and I'd like to let the kids swim.
I found a bag of calcium chloride flakes in the closet? Not sure what that is for
and two small bags of a product called refresh which is 73% calcium hypochlorite?
What Say You?