***I originally posted this in my first thread on leveling the pool, but thought I better copy it and post it here, so that it would be seen***
Hello to my cool-pool-buddies!
Well, we've got the pool up, almost completely level (waaaay better than before...I think we're within an inch or less this time!) and we're almost finished filling it with water. I'm trying to get some pictures on here, but I'm still working on that...been so busy with the pool, I haven't folded clothes or gone grocery shopping in 2 weeks! LOL..we have piles of clean clothes in the hallway...they are sorted into colors and clean, just not folded..so, for now, we're digging! And, the other night, I had to go to the store for butter and milk....we were totally out and couldn't even make dinner! **sigh** well, I did say I wanted us to focus on the pool and nothing else till it was up, level and filling up with water!
but, I digress...I took a water sample yesterday (not filtered yet, because we are still filling and can't turn on the filtration system yet.) This is water just out of the hose (county water, not well water), and the test kit I have is an Aquachem?? kit. It tests for FC, BR, CC and pH (little tubes, fill 'em with water then drop yellow or red drops in and read color chart.)
Here's what I've got: 15,000 gallon pool (not quite full yet) - **according to pool calculator, I'm getting more like 19,000 gallons when it's full, not 15,000??**
FC = 1.0
BR = 2.2
CC = 1.5
pH = almost 7.6 (on the low side of 7.6)
The water looks light yellow...FWIW
Do any of these numbers mean anything right now?
Oh, I have to buy a patch kit...bummer...small squirting leak on the side, might be one on the bottom, too...but whatever......just gotta fix it! I'm going to need to get in the pool to fix it, however, I wanted to wait to get in till my chemistry in the pool is right, but I need to get this fixed, is there any reason I can't get in right now?
Any help would be appreciated...I've been to the pool calculator, but as dumb as this may sound, I'm not sure what my target numbers should be...I'm sure I'm missing something and one of you will be able to direct me.
Thanks in advance!