Good news! I just ordered the T-100 testing kit!! So that should help us immensely!
Water was added about 30 days ago...the builder put in a bunch of stuff on start up day and advised us to 'shock' the pool once a week with 2 bags of shock...we had it tested one week after he left and came up with the numbers on the left, on the right are the numbers we got yesterday after being gone for 2 weeks on vacation...we added 45 pounds of calcium hardness to the pool and within those two weeks 4 small bags of the shock....so here's where we stand now...we added 15 bags of salt yesterday..adding two more today then going to start the salt chlorinator (it said to wait 24 hours before running it) we have pebble sheen coating so we were told that it would sometimes shoot the phosphates up as it cures..but at 30 days we could add the salt which we did yesterday. The pool is 20x40 3.5-8.0 feet so around 35,000 gallons
Total Chlorine 0
Free Chlorine 0
Chlorine shock 0
Copper is .2
Salt is 2700 (just added 15 bags yesterday, adding 2 more today)
Any comments? This pool printout of course told us a dozen things to do...just want to wait and turn the chlorinator on and see what happens, asked FEDEX delivery of kit so if you have specific tests we should be monitoring when we get it..please let us know! We've never owned a pool and this seems so daunting right now, know it will all settle in once we get the chlorinator working....thanks!!