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    Treat pool or wait till testing kit arrives

    I live in a rural area so I have to wait until Monday for my Taylor testing kit to arrive. We have had our pool up for two weeks. I began by adding Arm and Hammer tablets and Chlorine tablets which got my pool levels out of whack, and decided to forgo that method and follow advice on this site. The cheap test strips I'm using claim my PH is 9, ALK is within normal range, and no FC. I was hoping to wait until I get a more accurate testing kit to treat the pool but the water is getting cloudy and will not keep chlorine. Should I just wait until Monday when I receive my Taylor kit to treat? Thanks
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    Re: Treat pool or wait till testing kit arrives

    I would add 1/2 gallon of bleach each day till you get the kit regular bleach not scented or splash less

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    Re: Treat pool or wait till testing kit arrives

    Which test kit did you purchase?

    Sounds like you'll need some bleach and muriatic acid when the kit arrives, so I'd purchase a gallon of MA and 8 or so gallons of bleach. Plain, unscented bleach wherever it's cheapest and the highest concentration (8.25% or better). That will get you started.

    Even before the kit arrives, you could add up to a gallon of bleach per day to keep it from getting worse.

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    Re: Treat pool or wait till testing kit arrives

    I got the Taylor 2006 kit coming. I purchased the muriatic acid and bleach already but will just add the bleach then while waiting. Thank you.

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