I usually love to figure things out on my own but after a four hours of reading my poor hot brain is just fried and spinning in circles! I just bought my first 'big' pool 12'x30" intex above ground round inflatable top. knowing i needed chemicals to treat so i can keep with the whole 'save money on water by only filling it once' i went to canadian tire and was recommended the aquarius starter kit (algaecide, shock, chlorine, test strips). i guess i was a little more tired than i thought as i put in 30oz of shock instead of 30g into the 5,500L of water, OOPS. after checking the readings i went out this morning and bought sodium thiosulfate to help bring it down so we can cool off a little faster (and my birthday is tomorrow!) and left the cover off over night. it's currently 28c. i called the manufacturer of the neutralizer and she recommend 75g to bring it down (package says 15g per 10,000 per 1ppm)
SO what i'm wondering is, how long should i be seeing results, does 75g seem right? (looks to me like i need to lower by 7ppm to get into right range?) and would it be safe to go in? how long should i wait before allowing family to swim? i am including the only numbers i have from the test strip (they suck it would appear but i am having trouble finding anything better locally at this moment). i did also buy the liquid test kit for ph/chlorine levels and that colour is off it's chart and showing dark orange.
FC - Free Chlorine - over 10 (that's as high as it lists test is dark purple)
CC or TC - Combined Chlorine or Total Chlorine - not listed
pH - between 7.2 and 7.8 (orange with just a hint of pink so right around the middle somewhere?)
TA - Total Alkalinity - ?this one is hard to read, colour is somewhere between the 40 and the 80 closer to 80 in colouring. (green)
CH - Calcium Hardness - not listed
CYA - Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer/conditioner) - darker than the orange (30-50) but not as pinkish as the pink (100)
i hope someone is able to understand this! thanks for reading my long post and for any help you can give
forgot to add (reading pool school!) water looks and smells perfect clear soft and soooo inviting!