New to this site have had pool for a month.Our pool is an above ground metal frame pool 12 ft round 3 1/2 tall holds 2500 galoons. Ok so this is what we have been doing. they told me at Leslies to shock after every swim so I have been putting in 3oz of powder shock after every time we swim. I wash the filter every morning with the hose and add a 1" chlorine tab to the filter. We use Photosfree from leslies once a week 1/4 cup and add 3oz of stabilizer and 1/4 cup of chlorine granulars once a week as well. Now I just dump this stuff and stir the pool with a broom stick. I do not have this test kit you are talking about yet I just have those strips yesterday I used one of those and it said my free chlorine was at the max at a 10 and my ph 6.2 the lowest and alkalinity a big 0 stabilizer 30-50. So my question is how do I lower the chlorine and boost the ph and alkalinity.
but our pool is quite clear except for the stupid ants that keep jumping in and a little sand looking stuff each time
I have notice our swimsuits wearing out and some itchy skin I am guess to much chlorine, the guy at leslies yesterday said we should not use those tabs and specially not in the filiter is this true