New home came with a pool. We've been using a pool company to help us get started although I'm looking to take care of it myself. A few weeks ago we had a start-up performed by the pool company and we were hoping to have a fellow pool owner show me the ropes, but that hasn't happened.
So, I'm trying my best -- please be patient. I've been reading (and re-reading) pool school and looking for all the info I can find.
I have an unground, rectangular pool. I believe it to be 17.6 feet wide and 40.5 feet long. I estimate an average of 5 feet of depth. Using pool calculator, I believe it to be about 26,700 gallons.
Don't hate me, but I put in 2 tri-clor tablets, on the advice of the pool store. That was 2 days ago, before I read pool school. Since the "opening" the pool has been covered. I tried measuring the chlorine, but my Taylor kit leads me to believe its low (water sample looked clear).
Using the pool calculator, it looks likei can raise my FC by 1.9 by adding 40 oz of 6% bleach. I guess I assumed I would be buying gallons of it. Granted, I likely will as I'm learning how quickly chlorine disappears, but I guess I was also surprised how quickly it went away being that the pool was covered and the pool temp was in the 60s (heater not on).
Anyway, I'm either going to buy bleach at target or get some higher concentrated bleach at the pool store. Do my calculations seem accurate? I gather if I buy a single large bottle of bleach it may last a few days to a week...? Could someone with a similar size pool give me an estimate of what they go through a month (6% bleach) - I fully understand that my pool will differ from yours, but an idea or range may helpme start to better plan/forecast.