First off, let me say hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!! for finding you all. ok..i live inrochester new york, we bought an 18x18x442in. deep
intex inflateable pool. the 6 weeks we bought this aqua chem shock product and a test kit by the same. we also have an intex filter system that came w/ the pool. everything seemed peachy. i think we used the shock 3 times while awaiting a chlorine generator(intex) we used it for the first time today. when using the new and improved strips(their claim) it said chlorine ok but alkalinity low ph ok. now i couldn't smell a hint of chlorine, oh we did put in the suggested 120lbs. of salt,moved it around and waited 24 hrs per the manual, so i used the original aqua chem tester and it didn't register anything for bromide or chlorine. so we have started a new cycle of running generator for two hrs per manual. we did leave immediately after setting the chlorinator so i suppose it might have shut itself off......
i'm also at a loss to determine how much of a chemical to add should the levels be off. is there an equation?
boy, any thoughts or better yet, step by step direction would be greatly appreciated. this is new suff, i've got two young boys so i'm especially careful w/ this whole chemical thing. not my area of expertice.
thanks so much.Mike