Hey! Ok. So I have a 16x48 above ground pool. It has a SWG.
I realize I should have come here BEFORE starting, but that didn't happen so here I am now!
We filled the pool and put in 2 40lb bags of salt. Haven't done anything else.
I'm assuming we need to add the 3rd, but as I don't have any way to test the salt I tend to always err on the lower side of things.
I have a test kit, but from what I can tell it doesn't test the CYA. I haven't used it yet. I'm a little intimidated. I also have a 3way kit from Walmart that I've used to test my chlorine and pH. The chlorine is not measuring, the PH is high. I did once get a .5 reading for the chlorine.
So I have a couple questions, should I go ahead and add the 3rd bag of salt? How long do I need to run the SWG? Will that generate chlorine sufficiently? Or do I need to go ahead and add some to get it started.
I have the powdered PH minus. I haven't used it yet because all of this chemical stuff freaks me out! I'm paranoid I'll breathe some in or something and I forgot to go buy a mask. I have anxiety if you can't tell! LOL
Is the test I have sufficient for now?
OK found my test instructions and did a couple.
Chlorine is zero
TA uhh I didn't add enough drops. I was at 16 drops and it started to turn pink then faded to clear. I watched a video after and see that I should have kept going.