Here's the deal...I put my pool up ~2wks ago and filled (all 9,400gal) with city water. After a few days I went to my local pool store with plans to do the same chlorine regimen. They were closed so I went to the next closest store where they 'hooked' me on Baqucil. With instructions I went home and added 1gal Oxidizer, 7oz Algicide. Next day added one bottle (64oz I believe) of Sanitizer. Pool water surface stayed foamy. Tested a week later and found it needed a lot more Baq (EXPENSIVE!!!) chemicals to it. Remembering the 'BBB' method from surfing the web, I decided to research and do it.
Per the Baq to BBB conversion thread I did the following: Added 219oz of 8% Bleach to shock FC to 15ppm. pH was 7.5 at this time. Frequently checking FC w/ TF-100 pool test kit (powder and basic test,) FC was NOT registering. Added 37oz 8% Bleach..nothing within a few hours. Added 64oz 8% bleach...it's been 24hours and FC is still not even registering!!!
Here's the numbers:
CH: this can go two ways..Assuming I have copper in my water (which I don't technically know) I added 2 drops of R-0012 prior to adding R-0011L I got a reading of: 0 If I did not add the two drops of R-0012 prior I got a outrageous reading of 1400
Pool as not been covered. I'm at a total loss as what to do just to get started by achieving a 15ppm of FC. Then I can finally get onto the other things. I have kids that are chomping at the bit to swim so they as well as I will appreciate any help! Thanks,
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