Hi everyone! We just got our AG pool installed and filled last week, which by the way is when I found this forum. I thought, 'wow these guys are good!... but now that I read all this and know it all, I'll never have to ask for help'.... which leads me to this (head hung low) BEGGING FOR SOME GUIDANCE!
Here's my prob: I intended to use the BBB method.(I was already disgusted with the guy at the local pool store) so I poured the pool calculator amount of bleach into my well-water filled pool, according to the pool store test results. also put in some acid to get my PH right. couple days later GREEN CLOUDY water - hubby tells me that we need something stronger to start up a pool so he puts in 6 lbs of *sodium Dichloro-s Triazinetrione* last night
All that I have are test strips (want a good test kit, but must save up for it) which I know from reading this forum are cr*p! but here's what they say this morning...
FC - 0
PH - 7.2
TA - 200ish
CYA - 0
after putting all that chlorine in there - why the heck don't I have any chlorine in there????
my water is now nice and clear but there is a few little swimming bugs living in there - GROSS! I don't know what to do or what I need to get my chlorine up or if the stuff hubby put in is 'OK'.... I think that stuff has CYA in it but its not showing on the strip either, so how much more of that stuff, if any, do I need to add? Oh my Gosh I'm so LOST - Please help me make a shopping list!