New to the pool world. We have a 15x42 (3284 gallon) Intex frame pool with cartridge filter up for just the summer. We set it up and filled it last Sunday/Monday. I went to our local pool store (yuck) on Tuesday. I've been reading on here and would like to do this myself without relying on them. I did the following based on their suggestions on Tuesday evening:
4 oz Polytech 60 algae control
1/4 bag of TKO (about 1/4 lb)
2 tabs of slo tab 8 in the floater
I've been running the filter pretty much 24/7 since then.
Today I went out and bought the 6-way test kit from Walmart.
CL/BR looks to be about 1-2
pH looks to be less than the 6.8.
TA - took 3 drops to turn pink so thinking 30ppm (how red does it have to be?)
Hardness - 120ppm
CYA - black dot never disappeared to the top.
I can tell my levels are off! Advice Please!