We bought a Summer Escapes 15x42. Holds 4000 gallons. We filled it with water this past Sat.
One of my problems...I did not find this site till yest. So we had started with the test strips and regular chemicals.
The test strip results that we were entering on Aqua Chems water test site was telling us to add PH Down every day, along with stabilizer, which we did. This morning when I tested and I was reading the back of the PH Down bottle (which I should had done since day one) it said to keep your levels between 7.2-7.8. The result on my strips were never over the "low 6.8" result. So I am confused to why it would tell me to put in Ph Down.
So I went this morning and bought the 3-way test kit.
My result was 0.6 for FC
and for PH it was not even turning the color of the lowest 6.8. It looked more like the light yellow color for FC.
So to start am I right that I need to add 33 ozs of Borax?
And Do I need to use 3.1 ozs of shock?
Also, I am confused about the CYA. How do I test for it to see how much I need.
Thanks so much for the help. I'm ready to pull my hair out!