THANKS for the great resource you have here!
I've read through the Pool School.
I did get a little ahead of myself though and now am beginning to questions my initial decision for getting CYA level up after filling the pool. (After I read the Pool School)
We have a 14' x 48" Intex Ultra Frame (~3800 gal).
Direct sun for 6-7 hours a day.
I used ~26oz by volume of the following product and used a test strip about 2 hr later (Ordering a "real" test kit tonight).
The ingredients are 99% sodium dichloro s triazinetrione dihydrate, 1% other.
It is in granular form and I dissolved in 5gal buckets of water before adding to the pool. The pump has been running since ~20 hours ago)
The test strip showed 2hr after adding chems (Not very helpful...)
FC : 10+ (Way brighter pink than the 10 on the bottle)
CYA : 0-50 range (Closer to 0)
PH : ~7.0 (Roughly)
My main questions is how long should I wait before I should get an accurate reading of the CYA?
Is there a (rough) estimate as to how long it would take to get to a normal / swimmable FC level?
Am I asking too many questions before I have a real test kit and can give you good info to base answer off of?
Lastly, we plan to put in a SWG in < 1 month. Should I get the CYA at the level for the SWG or wait until it's installed to raise the CYA level?
Should I just use bleach for FC until I get the SWG installed?
Even though it's not super helpful I'll retest with Strips tonight and update...