Hey, I am a new pool owner. I purchased a used round 24'x4.5' above ground pool. I dissassembled it, moved it and reassembled it myself after searching several sites including this one. I must say I certainly could not have done it without all the folks that have posted here. I ordered and recieved my test kit. The pool has been filled for two weeks now and is at 80*F. I am using a Solar Cover to help bring the temp up. I have done my first water test and here are my findings to date. Please advise me if I need to alter anything or let it run a little long the way it is. I have purchased the necessary supplies of Bleach, Borax, and Baking Soda. I used a inexpensive chemical pH & Cl tester. The pH has remained fairly steady and the Cl has been up and down. Just an extra note, my pool see sun from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Also is there any chemical test for pH that is less color subjective and more chemical precise?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and all the help already provided by this site.