This is my first pool ever....I've been doing alot of reading on the internet and still have a few questions.
My pool is a Intex 10 x 30 easy set with pump. 1018 gal.
Not knowing anything about chemicals, I went to Walmart and bought the hth start up kit for pop up pools. Have had the pool up for a week now and swimming almost everyday. I have been using the test strips and about 1/.2-1.5 oz of chlorinating granules while running pump for a few hours every evening. I took my water to get tested at a pool store today. Definitely realized the test strips are not accurate at all! My results from the pool store were
I have all the other numbers that were tested as well, but figure these are the most important.
My plan is to switch to the BBB method while still using up the chemicals I have already purchased. The pool store recommended first to add .25 lb of ph plus and 3 oz of chlorine every 2 days and not to worry about the cya. I'm not sure this is what I should do or not. I went and bought a 3 way test kit, borax, and bleach from the grocery store today but still not sure on how much I should add and how?
Also I feel as though I should use the stabilizer and conditioner to get my cya up but have no way to test for it. Not sure if I should add it or not? I definitely want everything balanced correctly as I have 2 little ones and another on the way that will be in the pool! Any help is appreciated!