ok so my husband and I are new pool owners and have chosen the 16x48 intex ultra frame above ground pool. We get it up and filled. I had a really hard time getting the ph down within range, but the TA is way high according to the test strips (6 way). My big problem is I can't get any chlorine in the pool. It always reads white on the test strip. we first started with the shock that came in the starter kit and the yellow 3 inch tablets. nothing happened to the chlorine level at all. then we switched to the orange 3inch super tabs still nothing on the test strip just white. finally yesterday I started adding bleach hoping this would show me some color on the strip. the first half gallon didn't do any thing so I then added another gallon and a half wow this boosted it up to 10 ppm so now it needs to come down well within a few hours it was down to nothing when I stick the strip in the water it shows white again but when I stick the strip in the water further down in the pool it show a little color but only faintly. and another thing is we have what looks like granules on the bottom of the pool and when we put our leaf skimmer in to get it because it looks like dirt it fluffs up and acts like it dissolves, but a few minutes later it is back maybe this comes from the ph minus we put in to bring down the ph level. are we doing something wrong? are we putting in too much chlorine? someone please help.