We just bought a house with an inground pool and a hot tub. Never had a either before. We just replaced the liner and filled it with fresh water a few weeks ago.
I have ordered the TF-100 test kit and it should arrive this week. As of now I have a Chlorine and PH test kit, and some test strips(used for the hot tub). I bought a 5 gallon jug of 12.5% liquid chlorine and a 12.5lb bag of Baking Soda. Will acquire the last 'B' soon.
I just tested my water CH and pH. CH is basically 0. and pH is within the normal range(it always seems fine, never had to adjust). I added 64fl 0z of liquid CH to raise the chlorine level. I diluted it and slowly poured it in front of a return jet.
My question(right now) is, how long until I can swim in the pool? How long should I wait after adding that much chlorine? When should I retest?
Happy to find this site because my pool was starting to really **** me off. Cleaned my filter a few times already because of the cotton trees; getting cloudy water a lot of the time. I know its just a matter of learning the ins and outs, but **** this is annoying. I have so much other **** to do other than worry about my pool everyday.
Thanks for your reply.