Pool specs: 18x36 20,000 gallon pool
I opened my pool 2 weeks ago.
My initial testing has shown that my ph and alk is low and my total chlorine is reading highest on test strip which is 10. Free chlorine is also reading highest which is 10 on the strip. I added 12 lbs of baking soda today for my alkalinity hoping that will bring my alkalinity up to par as well as ph. Last week I also added a 12 lb bag.
i shocked my pool last night because my total chlorine was so high. Today my free and total is still out the roof and now I can see a hint of green in my deep end. Help!!! I am getting confused and I dont really want to go get ripped off by a pool dealer.