have a 5,100 gallon above ground pool that has been up for 2 weeks. I have not done anything to the pool or added chemicals. My readings are
Free chlorine 0.0
Comined chlorine 0.0
Bromine test 0.0
PH test 8.2
Acid demand: 1/2 cup muriatic acid
Alkalinity: no reading?
So my chorine should be 0.0 I assume since I have not added any. The PH is way high. The kit is not designed to give values for he last 2 results (acid demand and alkaline) and I was not aware of this before I purchased. This is a cheaper kit and will be getting the one recommend in the sticky. For now, it was this or nothing. The alkalinity instructions state to add drops until color change is stabilized. Using the chart, find how much sodium bicarbonate to add based on the drops. The color never changes so that puts me a zero drops, so no sodium bicarbonate is needed?
I looked at chemical kits and starter kits but decided to wait for the test kit to determine what I needed. I also decided on bleach instead of shock. How much bleach do I add at this point? I am thinking around 2 1/2 to 3 cups? I need help to bring my PH down and any other chemicals I need to add to bring my values in order. I know there is also something I need to add to help stabilize the bleach but not sure what that was.