OK, so I set up my pool last weekend and I am just getting around to adding the chemicals. The details are below but my question is:
Is 17 oz of pH minus too much to add to a 1350 gallon vinyl (inflatable ring) pool at one time?
Now, the long version:
I started with testing the water as-is. I started with the pooltime test strips but when I saw the hth strips had greater resolution, I switched to them as of today. I know, I know, the strips aren't as accurate as a drop test but that's what I'm starting with. Here is my first set of test results from 5-20.
FC 0 (Haven't added chlorine tablets or shock yet)
According to the local pool supplier, the first thing to target is TA. Yesterday, 5-21 I added my first dose of pH minus. I added 3 oz and waited 2 hours. The results stayed the same. I added another 3 oz and went to bed. I tested again tonight before adding more chemical. Here are the results.
FC 0 (Still haven't added chlorine or shock)
I'm using hth's chemicals and test strips so I checked their website and saw conflicting/confusing information. On one part, it said I needed 2lbs 6 oz of pH minus for my 1350 gal pool. I noticed next to the chemical itself that it said to add no more than 32 oz for each 10k gallons every 24 hours, but I pretty much ignored it.
So, I put in about 16-18 oz of pH minus. It said I needed 38 oz total to bring down the so I thought I was playing it safe. I waited two hours then tested again and got
I started checking online to make sure I was going about this the right was and then I found this forum entry. That got me a little worried that I might have overdone it and I am going to wake up to a hole in my yard where my pool used to be.
So I thought I would sign up and see if anyone has any emergency advice that I need to do before I go to work tomorrow.