Guys, I had my water tested at Leslie's last couple of times and despite my own testing showing wrong levels they kept telling me everything is ok. I finally took my water to a different pool place near me yesterday and found out my test were correct.
I had high PH, low cholorine and low stabilizer and hardness. The people at the new place gave me a print out of what I should add which I did last night.
I have been running the filter all night. I have a 34,000 gallon salt water pool and one of the additions per their directions was 3lb of shock to raise the chlorine, both were 0.5 a the test. Today I measured the levels and both are in the 10 color level on my strips, is this normal and is the pool swimable ?
it has been well over 12 hours now since I added the chemicals. Is it normal in general for chlorine to raise so much or did they tell me to add too much shock?
The water looked fine before these additions. I only had the pool for couple of months so I am still learning the ropes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The test showed 8.2ph, 110 CH and CYA of 40. I assume they assumed to raise CH to 200 and told me salt water pool should have CYA of 80 (my manual for filter shows 50-75)