Hello there community,
I am very excited to have found you guys and look forward to bugging you with all sorts of questions.
So, I just moved into a house on Monday with a pool and so after doing my research, the first thing I did was order a testing kit (Taylor 2006) and got started looking into things.
Everything seemed fine during the purchase. Here are the results from the pool inspector
FC - 3.5
Ph - 7.6
TA - 70
CH - 550
CYA - 70-80
Obviously that was a little dated, so I broke the cherry on my kit and did my first ever test. Here is what I got.
FC - 0.4
Ph - 7.5
TA - 80
CH - 725
CYA - 80
Everything seems fine except the FC and Calcium. This pool has virtually no shade and is getting pounded by the Texas heat, so it doesn't surprise me that the chlorine is low. I have no idea the last time the previous owner had it serviced, but I would guess it has been at least 1-2 weeks.
So here is my first volley of questions. Thanks in advance for the help!
1. What is the best way to go about upping the chlorine?
2. I have attached pictures of the gear and chemicals that were left behind. Anyone have any experience with them? Should I go ahead and use the chemicals that they left me? Anyone know how to load the chlorine ducky?
and most importantly
3. Will it kill me if I get in there now for a quick dip. I have been super busy setting up the house but finally have a minute and what good is a pool if you don't use it