We put up a small Intex AG pool(4400 gal) last Saturday. I want to do what I can to get the water right from the beginning. I dumped 120#'s of Morton pool salt into it. I only have a basic test kit now. Test results right now: No chlorine to speak of, total alkalinity is roughly 190ppm, and ph is around 7.8-8.0. I have added 1 1/2 cups of dry ph down the past two mornings. Ph looks good(7.6) in the evening, but rises again by the next day. Small pump has been running constantly.
I also bought an Intex CS8110 SWG. I ran it 4 hours on Sunday, and 8 hours yesterday. Should I add dry, or liquid chlorine to jump start the chlorine level in the water? What can I do to help stabilize the ph? Daytime highs are over 100* all summer, and pool gets a lot of direct sunlight throughout the day. What other water tests should I do?
Thanks for any help. I'm sure you've answered these questions a million times.
William in Las Vegas, NV