We finally have our pool and all was fine for a while... Something went haywire. Pool is very cloudy and I am struggling with Chlorine readings and it just keeps looking worse. I replaced the cartridges in the filter and took water sample to store. They told me To increase PH then shock. So PH is up to 7.8 then I added a gallon of liquid shock. Only looking worse.
So, I sent hubby to store to get a real test kit, and he came back with Taylor 2100 low. This is showing FC at 2.5 and either doesn't go high enough to get TC or I don't know how to read it. My test strip says I have no FC.
First things first... Do I even have a test kit that is appropriate or do I need to get a different one online, which means I have to wait til it gets here?
In mean time, do I take sample back to store and try them again?
I've never had to shock the pool before and I guess I don't know what I'm doing. I read Pool School SLAM process, but that only brings me back to my test kit question as it doesn't seem like I can do the process without getting good Chlorine readings regularly.