My name is Daniel.Me and my family bought the house where we live now like 5-6 months ago and the house has a In ground vinyl pool. The pool was a SWAMP ever since we bought the house until now,since the house was kind of abandoned. This is our first time ever opening a pool and dealing with a pool. We hired a pool contractor to come and install what we needed to get the pool running since when we bought the house there was no type of system connected. Before they came to install the system they added some type of chemical to the water so the water clears up and the dirt and stuff in the pool comes up and it worked. I don't know the name sorry since I wasn't at home when they came. They installed the new system on Friday April 17,2015. Details of the system in my signature. After the guy installed the system he added 4 gallons of liquid chlorine shock.After that he left. Only payed for equipment and install. Ever since Friday we been cleaning the pool and making progress. Pool is looking much better compared to how it was. The same day the system got installed I went to a Leslie Pool store near my house to get my pool water tested. The guys was 'Wow I'm impress of the results" he said I only needed one chemical and sold me the "Natural Chemistry Pool First Aid" product.After that I haven't added anymore chemicals. Water is looking cloudy.
Now that we got my story out the way. I'm here because I came across this community searching for "how much chlorine should I add to my pool" since today I bought some more chlorine shock tablets and I don't know if I should add them to my pool since the pool contractor added 4 gallons already few days ago.I'm also here because I want to learn on how to maintain & keep my pool safe for my family members and kids. I already searched the forums a bit and learned that I could return the Chlorine shock tablets and just go buy some bleach at a local store for cheap. Which I will be doing that thanks to this community. Also learned that the first things that I should get is a Test Kit. I see that a lot of people here got the TF100 Test Kit. But what would be the difference between the TF100 and the Taylor K-2006?? Which one would you guys recommend me for my pool?
TF100 Test Results 4/23/15
Leslies Test Results 4/21/15
Before Picture. When we were getting the house ready to move in.
How the water got after the pool contractor added the chemical to clear up the water.
How shes looking right at this moment.
English is my second language.Hope you guys understand
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for the help