I promise I have been reading through here, but I'm thoroughly confused and need someone to walk me through exactly what I need to do. I never was good at chemistry.
Filled our Intex 14' x 42" Ultra Frame Pool on 7/5. Added 80lbs. Morton Pool Salt and started Intex 673R Cartridge Filter 7/6. Ran it for 24 hours as indicated in the directions. Also added a sock of 0.8lb. CYA. This morning, I kicked on the SWG for 2 hours (again, per the Intex guide).
Just performed my testing with an hth 6-way test kit and my results have me wondering what exactly I should do. I should note that the water is crystal clear.
Total Chlorine: 0 (the water didn't turn the slightest bit yellow)
Ph: At least 8.2 (super, super red)
CYA: None (filled tube completely up & could still see black dot)
Total Alkalinity: Took 26 drops (x 10 = 260) to slightly tinge red; after it sat it looked brownish
Hardness: Took 16 drops (x 10 = 160)
Not sure where I need to go from here. Do I need to run the SWG in the "boost" setting? Should I add some bleach? My kids are swimming at this very moment. I hope that's okay. It's a terrible heatwave here in Ohio right now.
I would like specific instructions of what I need to do. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Sorry for being a newbie!