We had to fill our 15'x48" Intex pool over the course of a couple of days and it's pretty well full (needs maybe another 6 inches). I bought a bunch of stuff after work yesterday, including a couple of test kits (Chorox strips and an hth 3-way liquid tester) to use while I wait for my TF kit to arrive. This is the stuff I bought and numbers from both kits, but I'm not completely sure what my first move should be.
Chlorinating Liquid 10% Sodium Hypocholorite
The hth test has a pH reading that was higher than my tester (8.2). Chlorine and bromine were 1 and 2, respectively.
And the test strip levels:
Total Hardness - 250
Total Chlorine - 3
Free Chlorine - 0
pH - 8.4
Total Alkalinity - 40
Stabilizer - 100
Now, I realize those numbers are probably off, but I plugged them into Pool Math. It said I should add 27 oz of bleach, 28 oz of stabilizer, and muriatic acid. I don't have any muriatic acid, but I noticed that it states (under stabilizer) that it will lower the pH.
So what I'm thinking is that I should add the amounts of bleach and stabilizer (pump in running), wait an hour and retest. I realize I'm kind of winging it at the moment, but I also don't want it to turn into a swamp.