Hi everyone! I do not have a proper test kit yet. Have only had water in my new pool since Thursday 7/11/13. I let my filter run 24 hrs before I turned on the SWG. When I did the dip stick test I had no FC on Saturday 7/13/13. I took a sample to the pool store:
Adj total alk-57
5.5 lbs alk increaser
.25 lbs pH increaser
5.5 lbs chl stabilizer
19.5 lbs cal hardness increaser
I ran SWG twice 8 hours each time and Sunday morning 7/14/13 did another dip stick test and all levels were perfect.
I did another dip stick test this morning Tuesday 7/16/13 and no FC! Took sample to pool store and this is the results:
Adj total alk-71
Then they did a phosphates test I assume because all other levels are good. They sold me phos free, I'm just not sure whether or not to add it. They said I have to put it in the basket on the filter because I don't have a thru wall skimmer. But put in 1/4 of the bottle, run filter for 24 hrs, put another 1/4 bottle in and run for another 24 hours and then put in 2 lbs of shock. Is this the right procedure for my intex pool and filter? I need the pool to be ready for my nephews bday pool party that I have already postponed once. Am I going to have to postpone it again?
Thank you for any advice,