Hello everyone. We opened our pool last weekend, and my testing kit arrived today. I did all the tests, and the pool is a mess! Though, it is clear. lol
Okay, here are the details...
it's a 28ft octagon pool, aprox. 20,700 gallons, with a vinyl liner, sand filter.
Free chlorine test... the test water never turned pink. When using a dip strip, it was completely white as well. So, 0 free chlorine. Never could get it pink, even after 6 dippers, so combined chlorine was 0 as well.
pH, water was yellow, indicating less than 6. I had to give it 75 drops of base to get it to pH 7.4
Alkalinity, I never got to add the second chemical, it was red with the first drop of 008.
Calcium hardness, it took 8 drops, so 80ppm to turn blue
Cyanuric acid, I only got up to the 1.8 measurement before the black dot disappeared.
So.... what do I do first? What is the priority? Ack!!!
Thanks for you help.