Have a new pool just filled a few weeks ago. I've been reading and learning lots from this website.
The poolbuilder provided me with test strips, but encouraged me to not use them. He wants me to bring a water sample in weekly and have the store test for me. Weekly isn't often enough for a new pool is it? Daily during the summer and heavy use?
The pool is 13k gallons gunite shallow play pool. 2 speed pump, cartridge filter, chlorine tab feeder, and Ozone system.
I want to get a test kit so I can test water without going to the store. I've read her that the tf-100 is the best. But does it come with the color coded tubes (like taylor does) to compare the water with. Or are the colors on sometime separate from the tubes?
Tomorrow (saturday) we are having about 10 families over all with young children. The pool is going to be full (and we all know what little kids do in the pool). Is there anything I should do today or tomorrow to the water before they come? Afterwards? If I add shock how long does it take for the chlorine level to return to normal for safe swimming?
Last question for now. What is the ideal chlorine level for my pool since I'm supplementing with the Ozone?