I shocked my pool following the directions here. Now testing myself using the test kit I got from this site recommendations.
Here's what I have today. The
Salt strip test 2740
CH 340 (at 34 drops turned blue-violet with what looked like particulates, at 36 drops turned clear blue)
TA 70 (6 turned violet, at 7 turned pink so it's 70 correct?)
Ph 8.2 (I added Pool Calc. suggested acid and when I returned from Leslie's it was 7.5)
Acid Demand I don't know how to do this.
Salt Cell I am not sure how to work the read out so didn't touch.
Readings from Leslie's
Acid Demand 3
Here's what I did. I tested the water, and also gathered water sample to take to Leslie's(as husband not sure what I am doing). After testing I added acid as per Pool Calc. And I went to Leslie's to get their results, for my husband's sake. After returning checked Ph to see effect of acid, now Ph7.5. I did the tests methodically, being careful to follow the directions in the test kit.
So now I have Ph down to 7.5 what to do next. Leslie's rec's say to add 9 1/2 lbs of Alkalinity Up, I do give the pool store guy credit, he said to go buy Baking Soda instead of trying to sell me product. And...I am to add2qts. 18 fl oz of PhosFree.
Pool Calc. says to
add 7l oz bleach
40 oz acid
40 oz baking soda to get to goal of 80
68 oz of stabilizer to get to goal of 60 as per chlorine/CYA chart with ph goal of 5
65 lbs salt, goal of 3200 is this a good goal number
601 oz of borax for goal of 30 is this a good goal number
My water is clear, sparkling, some staining on the walls, we have beyond hard water and manganese. Will work on that later. It is almost 100 here in Houston, we have no shade at any time of the day.
So how do my numbers look?
Do I add according to Pool Calc?
And in what order do I add?
Do I wait before adding something else?
Is there a particular order to balancing water, ie. should I get chlorine perfect, then Ph, and TA, and then do other stuff?
Inquiring minds want to know, mainly mine.
I know this is alot, but in reading through the website the comment I see the most is, post all your results, so I did.
Thanks a billion,