I just finished my first test a few minutes ago and here are the results. I ran the FAS-DPD Chlorine test twice, using both the 0.2 & 0.5 ppm method and both times it registered 0.
FC = 0
CC = 0
TC = 0
pH = 7.2
TA = 50
CH = 160
CYA = 10
I opened my pool about a week ago and we dumped in 3 pouches of the powdered shock + some 6 month old 12.5% liquid chlorine(I am sure it probably was about 2% right now . Further I dropped 5 tablets in the inline chlorinator and 2 tablets in the floating duck thingy. I ran the pump non stop for the first 3 days and then about 7 hours every day. I only started reading this site and all its reading material on thursday, so please be a bit gentle on me .
I punched my desired settings in the pool calculator as follows, are my desired settings correct?
FC = 4
pH = 7.5
TA = 70
CH = 200
CYA = 40
The pool is clear. I am a bit confused as to what my next step is or is it a mix of stuff? I understand I need to bring up my FC level up and keep it at 1 ppm steady. In my case as it is 0, what should I try to bring it up? Further I was reading here that the best time to put chlorine is at dusk, so should I wait or just do it right now and/or do it again later this evening to absolutely make sure my FC #s go up?
Do I add all the stuff the recommendations say in 1 shot? Or do I spread it over the day? Other than FC & pH, should I wait a week before I measure all of them again?
Gunnite 24700 Gallon + Spa , serviced by a 60 sq ft Pentair DE Filter.