Got our Pro Series 20x48 pool up and filled! I started out by putting in a 1lb bag of Dichlor from Leslies (Chlor Brite) and let the pump run for 12 hours. Tested with a test strip (Taylor kit is on it's way) and FC was 0...pH 7.8 so I put in another bag of dichlor that night. Next morning I tested with a 6 way from Walmart and TC was 0 and CYA <30 ph 7.5 TA 90. In went 3 quarts of 8.25% bleach (about 10am) . I tested again that night (11pm after a pool full of kids all day) and TC 0, TA 100, ph 7.5 CYA <30. In went the THIRD 1 lb bag of dichlor.
This morning TC 5-10, ph 7.5, CYA <30, TA 120. My son is a lifeguard so I asked him to take a water sample to work and test for FC and TC. Test was done within an hr (probably 40 minutes later and protected from light). He said TC and FC were both 3.4. Now I don't trust my 6 way (which I repeated and still got TC 5-10).
Besides wait for my Taylor kit.. What should I do if anything? Water is clear and pretty
Thanks so much! Im working on adding pictures!