To all that can help shed some light on my pool that came with our new house near Boston (place given incase weather matters).
We have never had a pool but the pool is an above ground pool that is 4' by 18-20' circle.
We have only run the filter without shocking or adding any chemicals since we took the cover off and filled it to the remaining fullness.
What we find scary is the results but are unsure what to do, and have tested twice (once by my wife and once by me from different locations around the pool) roughly resulting what I feel as the same.
Here they are:
Pool testing with Taylor K-2006
11 drops to get to 7.5 PH
10 drops equals 100ppm as calcium carbonate
50ppm calcium carbonate
Too low to read just where the black line is
15ppm free chlorine
.4ppm combined chlorine
PH 7, 10 drops of r-006 to get to 7.5
9 drops equals 90ppm calcium carbonate
Just below black mark way below last number
Free chlorine is present
Combined chlorine is present
Question being is how should we proceed, any insight would be splendid...