Our pool was refilled a week ago after a new liner install.
Been to TFP School, purchased a TF-100, and proudly announced I would be taking over testing the pool this year. I must admit, I am not fairing very well. We always opened the pool with five jugs of liquid chlorine, and a bottle of algicide. After the pool was up and running, we would put 1" tablets in the automatic chlorinator, and pour large bags of baking soda in the pool every so often. I have to admit, the pool looked great. My only complaint is that our 10 year old pool liner was totally bleached out.
Since we installed a much darker liner, I thought I would take over the pool chemicals in an attempt to keep this liner from becoming bleached out. After the pool was refilled, I followed the Pool School directions and added one bag of shock for every 2,000 gallons of water, for a total of 9 bags. Tested the water and had zero reading on chlorine. After getting grief, I caved by adding pouring two jugs of chlorine into the pool. Tested the water, still no chlorine. A few days later, we added three more jugs of chlorine and as of tonight the chlorine is still reading zero. Now the family is making fun of me for spending the money on the TF-100 test kit and thinking that I could take over the pool maintenance.
Here are my readings, any help is greatly appreciated:
TC - 0
PH - 7.5
TA - 170
CH - 210
CYA - cannot get the dot to go away
Temp - 73