We bought a house a month ago with a plaster swimming pool build in 1986. It was majorly green and even with all we did we could not get it clear so we drained it and pressure washed it. Refilled it with well water (in a drought area and cannot use city water). Only have "Freshwater by Hot Springs" 5 way test strips. Readings are: Tbr - 0, FC - 0, Alk - 240, ph - 8.4, Hard - 450.
We added 4 gallons of bleach to the water as we were filling the pool but nothing since then. I have read several posts on this site about chemicals and know that location and test results can change for each person.
We are also unsure as to what order we add the chemicals. I know I read that you often have to wait 24 hours between adding chemicals and so I want to get it right the first time. Kids are ready to SWIM!
Thanks in advance.