Topics Merged. Please don't double post questions. Bama
Okay I am a newbie...this is my girlfriend's pool and she always has problems in the past 2 summers with algae. I told her I was going to handle the pool chemicals this year and I am trying to learn. I am ordering the K-2006 kit after reading a lot in your forums, but all I have right now is aquachem test strips 6 way.
The pool 20 x 40 vinyl - approx. 36000 gal. was uncovered and it is green. Algae everywhere. Sand Filter Hayward S244T
Total Hardness, Total Chlorine, Free Chlorine, PH, total Alkalinity and Stabilizer all read the lowest readings on the Aquachem test strip.
I have the following chemicals now...Bleach (also have Chlorine 3" tabs) Baking Soda, Borax and the Shock from Aqua-Chem X-tra blue.
I have vaccuum the pool on waste...not sure if right to do that on waste??? and I have added no chemicals and the water is totally green. I guess I need to go ahead and add bleach, but how about shock?
Looking for help on what steps to take to try and get started or do I need to wait for the test kit to come in. Thanks for any help...trying to impress my girlfriend...Thank You.