My daughter & son-n-law have a 16x3 above ground pool that they put away every winter. Their pool was getting greenish and they were about to use "shock" again and I told them about this site, I was immediately voted to be the one to "read/learn" all I could. So I've done that, I think I've read everything and understand some. They'd resorted to shock because they've had NO luck taking $amples to the local pool $tore and following their advice!$!$ Somewhere on this site I thought I read all they needed was a 6-way kit for seasonal pools? They got the HTH 6-way Test Kit.
They'd used shock and some other chemicals this summer so we weren't starting new, and they added couple cups of bleach in every day while we waited for the test to come.
From my understanding after testing, we should start the SLAMing process, so that's what we've done. We planned to keep following the SLAM directions but now I'm doubting myself mainly because there's no CYA reading, because they'd never added stabilizer. And I don't see the chart account for 0. Also, right out the gate we forgot to adjust the PH first as per directions.
Using the pool calc I set the chlorine goal to 10, we've tested and added chlorine 2 times so far. But I'd like to have advice about this please. I'm posting the test results and I know that it's not the exact terms you all use...but it's what the tests in this kit is.
TC - 1
PH - 8.2
TA - 150
TH - 150
CYA - Nuttin' Honey
They have all the 'chemicals' on hand, should they need them, that are suggested here with one exception - instead of Muratic Acid they got something called United Chemical No Mor Muratic Acidô
Please be patient with me, this was all clear as mud after reading through the first time. But I keep reading and I THINK I'm understanding more and more. I think we just need some hand holding getting started.