Okay, set up my pool the middle of May. I test daily with the test strips that came with the pool/SWG. According to the test strips has been at normal levels until last week. It started reading 0 FC. We have had a LOT of rain lately, pool overflowing. I've had to backwash to lower water level and add salt.
Been reading tons of posts/threads on here...wow...what a wealth of info!!! Thank you!!!
I live in a small town, with NO local pool store. All I have is W@lmart. I went and purchased the 6-way test kit. Fairly easly to follow the directions...until I got to the CYA test. I did as instructions say...but, the black dot didn't disappear at all??? I filled the tube to the top...no black dot disappearing. I know you guys will probably tell me to order the kit offered here...but, it's not an option right now. Not sure what I did wrong? And the test kit only has enough for two CYA tests...so I'm gonna wait awhile before I test for the CYA again.
I tested my pool this morning here are results-
(this was before I bought the 6-way kit)
So I used the pool calculator to figure how much bleach I needed to add. I added bleach and waited an hour(ran the filter for the hour). New test results-
CYA- 0 (I might have done it wrong???)but, I followed the directions....
My pool water is very clear and no algae that I can see. My filter is on a timer for 9 hrs/night. SWG runs 6 hrs/night. I have a family reunion party at my house in 3 wks. I'm wanting to make sure that my pool water is clean/safe for everyone
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!