Before you all rush to call the police, I'm joking.... kind of.
I was new to TFP last year - and you guys were very encouraging while we were trying to turn the swamp to clear water. It took us so long to get it that we pretty much had to close the pool as soon as it was ok so we had very little maintenance of the water when we weren't constantly shocking.
This year we opened the pool and had some leaves ( and frogs), but it was a million times better. We had the pool professionally opened and everything looked pretty good.
Well I didn't realize that the pool guy told my husband to put tabs in the skimmer but that he really hadn't done anything other than backwash and sweep for several weeks.
I commented a couple of days ago that the water didn't look very inviting and that my guess was we were low on chlorine. I was assured (!) that there was chlorine in the pool no problem. I asked when he last tested the chlorine and got that sheepish look which told me it had been a while. I get it, he's in his busy time at work and with an 11 month old we both have our hands really full. I've been working like a demon trying to keep the yard under control, but he's meant to be in charge of the pool.
So we get out our test kit and of course it tests zero for chlorine.
Yesterday he had to work again but when he got home we ran out to grab some liquid chlorine as clearly the tabs in the skimmers aren't working.
I asked him if he had done the calculation for how much chlorine to put in and he said he didn't have time for that and dumped in a whole 5 gallon tub.
I'm kind of freaking out. We tested after an hour and 'think' the results are:
I say 'think' because it was pretty dark and we didn't want to turn on the outside lights and get inundated with bugs.
This morning he went down and got the following results:
Is this even possible? Did he misread last night's results or has he turned the pool into a burning acid pit?
He is very nonchalant about the whole thing. I wouldn't have minded swimming today as we're in a heat wave, but I'm not putting a toe in the pool before I know it's safe... and especially not the baby's toes.
We'll test again later today and see what burned off in the heat, but I'm worried.
Looks like the TYA is still super low so it may not hold the chlorine?