Good morning!! My name is Anne and I have a 24 foot round above ground pool. I'm a recovering pool store shopper...
Finally got my pool filled. Had a bad leak over the winter so we finished emptying it, cleaned it up all nice and shiny, added a patch or two and 3 days later its holding water. Now for the fun part.
My husband was the normal tester, but I've recently started working from home while he works long hours. We have a hth 6 way test kit from last year so that's what I'm using to test. Unfortunately Chemistry isn't my strong suit! I did check the chlorine level and the ph, because they each had one bottle to test with. Not sure about alkalinity because there are two bottles. One says alkalinity indicator the other says alkalinity titrant. There is also a bottle for cyanuric acid reagent as well as a hardness titrant bottle. I did not touch any of these 4.
My PH level is 6.8 and my chlorine level seems to be between .5-1. I know I need to add bleach. I'm pretty sure I need some borax.
I'm hesitant to add anything because I didn't test for alkalinity.
If I add a gallon of bleach will I bomb before I start? Do I need more then a gallon? Should I figure out which alkalinity bottle I should use? Should I wait until night time to add anything? Pressure pressure.....decisions decisions!
If anyone has any words of wisdom I'm happy to read them!
Have a wonderful Day!!!!