LONG STORY short: we have neglected our pool through the winter when an urgent home ER surfaced. It remained clear up until a couple of weeks ago. -obviously as soon as the weather starting warming up the algae kicked in. Instead of getting out the testing kit I bought- my husband (on his day off )decided to go to the pool store and have the water tested-purchased the stuff they told him to use-and started a shock treatment. **** SWG was removed/stolen so we are using the tablet chlorinator now.
here are the numbers we started with on 03/01
temp was 69
langlier index 0.6
mustard Algae moderate
per their instructions:
My husband added 2 tablets to the tablet chlorinator
6 cups muriatic acid
1/2 hour later he added 2 1/2 gallons of 10.5% liquid chlrine
1/2 hr later 1 bag of stop yellow
Wed. he added 1 1/4 gallons of 10.5% liquid chlorine as instructed by the pool store.
pump has been running non stop.
today I had the chance to get out the kit, take some tests, read over the info here on the site, and plug in the numbers into the calculator.
If I am reading the chart right - I should add 326 ounces of 10.5 liquid chlorine
43 ounces of Borax.
I am new at using the test kit but I did do some of the tests a couple of times to check my work.
and I just want to make sure I did the chart right
I guess I need a little hand holding my first time! Any help would be appreciated. Oh, and one more question:
It's probably going to make me sound really inexperienced (WHICH I AM!) Is "temp" asking for the water temp or the air temp ?
thanks in advance!