Hello I have been reading quite a bit on your forum but still have several questions and still fee "lost". we purchased a 12x30 metal frame intex pool and put it up this weekend, we intend to take it down at the end of each season. I went to the pool school tab and read about seasonal pools and tried to follow the directions as best I could but our local walmart did not have ANY of the items suggested to use except the 2 way tester which tests ph and chlorine.
I did my first test Sunday evening and the PH was high and chlorine at 0. I added PH increaser by Clorox pool and spa (only option at walmart) and added powdered chlorine (also by clorox) per directions to get levels where they need to be. I adjusted and re-tested and both levels were fine.
I re-tested last night and the chlorine level was bascially back to 0 and ph was good.
I am at a loss...can someone please help me get an idea of what I need to do? Where to start?
In the pool school it says to get CYA up to 40ppm...how do I continue to test this with a 2 way tester? Also is there something I can use besides CYA if not available around me or do I have to order online?
Also, how can I keep my chlorine level from being fine at night to dropping to zero, or is this due to lack of CYA?
I can retest again tonight if you need numbers. I can't afford to buy a very expensive tester right so I will have to make the 2 way work if I can!