My husband decided he would buy one of the Intex pools and set it up without telling me. I am glad he got it because our 2yr old daughter loves pools but I honestly don't want her going in it until we have everything balanced. That being said I borrowed my parents 5-way Test kit after doing some heavy reading here on this site.
Last night I put in 3cups of Bleach, following the instructions on this site, so that my daughter could swim for at lest an hour this AM.
Around 4pm est (3hrs ago) I put in 2.5oz of Pool Shocker and left the pump running. I just went out and tested the water and came back with these results.
Size- 12' x 30" Easy Set up with blow up ring top and holds about 1,400gls.
I plugged these into the Pool Calculator and it is saying to add Borax and Baking Soda to up the pH and TA.
My concern is in the instructions under Beginners Guide to Temporary Pools says to keep adding the Shocker 1oz per 500gal (so 2.5oz for ours) every night plus add Borax to adjust Ph but I have no way to test the level of CYA. How will I know if it has to much Shocker in it or is that what Im testing when I test FC? Also, should I still be trying to up my TA with baking soda or just worry about the PH?
Thank you so much in advanced.