HI, I apologize in advance, I am very new at this. We bought a house that had an existing pool that was in rough shape and we are trying to open it for the first time this year.
I am a bit confused about the chlorine tablets. I understand there are a lot of variables, but I'm just looking for some guidelines to start.
We are starting with new tap water. Among other chemicals, I've shocked the pool and added 2 3" tablets yesterday. Today the chlorine level is at about a 3 and the tablets dissolved a lot.
The package says I should use 2 tabs per week for 10,000 gallons. My pool is a 15 x 30 and probably about 13,000 gallons so roughly 2.5 pucks?
I ran the pump a lot and they were in the skimmer basket.
The previous owners left a thing that floats and has holes on the side that can be adjusted.
1. Should I use that instead of putting them in the skimmer basket? If so, should holes be fully opened or halfway opened?
2. Should I use one at a time from now on?
3. Do I add another when the first is almost fully dissolved or halfway dissolved?
4. How often should i test?
I only have test strips that test ph, chlorine, alkalinity, and stabilizer, but they were all in the normal range today
I still need to add cal plus today and tomorrow and then chlorine stabilizer a day after that.
I haven't created a signature yet, but I live in Massachusetts and have a sand filter.