Hey guys, i bought a house with a pool and i'm an amatuer. I have read the shock method and tried to educate myself as best as i can. I dont have the test kit but i have a local pool store who tests for free and i have been using them. My pool is 30,000 gallons.
free chlorine .3
total chlorine .5
salt is at 2300 but i had to add calcium and they told me i cant add salt for 2 weeks after that. BTW the pool looks great
My pool store seems to be at a loss as well. I put two tubs of Dy-chlor, 5 gallons of bleach, and some liquid chlorine super concentrate in over the last few weeks and my cholrine level never even gets to one.
Last night i added the liquid chlorine. I dont have the brand handy but it was about 5x the concetrate of bleach if i remember correctly. I just dont see how i'm ever goign to get this pool around 20 when i can't even get it to 1. The pool store recommened i put 3 bags of 'refresh' and said it was a different kind of chlorine??? i take what they say with a grain of salt.
so would your advice be to just keep pouring chlorine in?