Greetings new friends,
To begin with, the pool was not closed down last year and was full of leaves. It still has some leaves in the bottom but yesterday discovered vacuuming to waste and sucked a lot more leaves out. (1.5 weeks ago I shocked the pool with 6 1lb bottles of Clorox Xtra Blue Shock with algae killing crystals.) I have gotten the pool to a milky state where I cant see the bottom. I do not understand how to use the Pool Math Chart that I located online. I do not remember the volume of water the pool holds. (10,000 gal ? for 24"round) Do I measure the real depth of the water or to the top edge of the pool?? I have ordered a Taylor test kit but it wont be here till July 1. I need to know where to start from this point. We are currently testing with an HDX water sampling kit, Looking at the test and looking at the back of the baking soda package, I decided that I needed to add 3 lbs of baking soda to the water thus the milky color this morning, My husband also dropped in 1 (3")chlorine tab. I am now going to add 9 lbs baking soda and (another chlorine tab in skimmer 1 hour after adding baking soda.
test kit readings today (before any additions )
total alkalinity is 30