So, first off, I am so thankful that I stumbled on this forum! I was actually terrified to set our pool up until I found this site! Anyways, we set up a little pool for the kids this summer. We bought it through Amazon where it listed that when it was filled to 80% it was 1179 gallons, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1, but when I looked on the Intex site it appears that it is closer to 1779 gallons at 80%. Which one sounds right? I ran my bbb numbers on 1800 gallons since I assumed that Amazon made a typo. Filled it Saturday and added bleach, baking soda and borax according the the numbers I plugged in Sunday night.
I don't have the fancy 6 way tester that is rec here yet. I ordered it last night. I have the only thing they had at Walmart which are the hth 6 way test strips. When I went out this morning to test it reads:
What's up with the FC being zero? The pH is way too high. Is it ok for kids to swim anyways??? I guess the TA and CYA are ok? What is my next course of action?
Thanks in advance for helping me out here. I am planning to spend more time perusing the forums. I already know that I want to buy a SWP for next summer if this pool thing goes ok this summer.