First, I want to say how helpful this site has been! We just put up our 14'x42' pool this weekend and all of the info that I am reading on the HTH products is confusing! I know it's a small pool, but I really want to make it nice! I know of a couple of things I am doing wrong right off the bat... I am using test strips and I am using chlorine granuals. My water is green, but not from algae because it has been like that since fill up. The reading with no chemicals was: FC:0 pH:7.2 TA:180. We added the reccomended amount of chlorine last night and it made my FC go to maybe a 1 and my TA went down to 120 (probably from the pump?). My water color has not changed.
My questions are.... (I plan on doing the BBB method and getting a better testing kit)....
1. Should I add my stabalizer & conditioner?
2. I just added more chlorine, how long before I test again?
3. If anyone is experienced in well water, are there special challenges with it?
4. If I add liquid bleach per the pool calculator (which is awesome by the way) how long before my VER ANXIOUS KIDS can swim in it?