we just bought an intex 16x48 agp, with swg. i've been trying to follow the pool school and using the calculator to figure out what i need to do to get everything right, but i am so lost! i don't have the fancy test yet, just the walmart 6 way strips. but these are my current results
total hardness 250
total chlorine 10
free chlorine 10
total alkalinity 180
i just shocked it with bleach this morning and it's still really high. i know i need to get the ph lowered, and i have dry acid to add to it. but the pool is still brownish! i'm thinking it's because we have alot of iron in our water, if that's the reason, i'll just live with it. but i need to make sure i'm not missing something. i feel like somehow i'm messing up. any help would be greatly appreciated!!