Welm have an intex 18x48 above ground.
We set up 2 weeks ago, we followed the htp instructions. Lowered the ph according to strips, then added 3inch puck in the floating dispenser. As I started online digging I wanted to try the. bleach method.
According to those strip my levels are
now my fc was not reading right away so I added, enough according to pool calculator, to hit 4-5.
Problem I'm having is holding that number. I dump bleach at night, test in the morning @2/4-3/6 mark, by the end of the day I have no reading at all. So from 9-5 its gone. Rather the kids are in it or not. It in full sun till about 3pm. I'm aware I have to add chlorine often but with that puck floating should I really have to be adding that much a night? It's getting pretty pricey.. What am I doing wrong? Low cya, or algae?
I'm aware I need a new test kit, what's the best for my situation?
My husband insisted on going to leslies which they said I need more cya, I really don't want to do that knowing I have to up the chlorine to keep up. Since its only 2 weeks old is it just not self stabilized yet? Ahh! I honestly have no idea what to expect. Help a busy mommy of 5 boys out! I didn't want another chore