I just got an Intex 15', 48'' (~4500 gallons) agp and got it filled yesterday. I bought the 4 step hth system (1. ph minus, 2. chlorinating granules, 3. shock and swim, 4. algecide) from Wal-Mart and tried to balance the pool tonight. I adjusted PH to 7.5 and TA to 100. I then added the granules (1 ounce per 1,000 gallons) as recommended. This didn't seem like a lot for 4500 gallons, but I went with it. Then I added the shock and swim and waited two hours. These are the test results then:
Am I missing an obvious step here as to why the FC won't show up? I figured the shock would elevate the levels to 8ish and then it would come back down. Any advice is helpful at this point!!
Feels good to be here!