Fantastic site, I have learned everything i know now, from the "Pool school"
As much as i don't want to ask.. i have to!
My pool has been up for 5 days now, I bought the $20 HTH 6 way kit from wallyworld.. instead of using the Intex test strips..
this mornings test shows
pH - 7.8
TA - 120/140 (right in the middle IMO)
CH - 20
CYA - 0
I have run the saltwater pump for 8 hours a day, 4 days.. there is 175lbs of salt in the pool, and when the SWG is on, there are a decent amount of airbubbles on the side of the pool..
The water is crystal clear.. It smells like chlorine.. but i get Nothing back on the Chlorine tests, I have read that i could add more salt.. Or even add bleach.. 1 gallon of 6% bleach will add 6ppm to a 10,000 gallon pool.. well, i only need 1-2ppm in 7000 gallons.. so i would start with half a bottle?
I understand i need to add CYA.. that's my next move.. but i wanted to post first!
Also, Is there a problem with only 20ppm of CH? should i raise it? how far?