Ok, so my family has had this pool for awhile and my dad has just been putting random amounts of chlorine in it to keep the algae at bay. He brought home a test kit and I've been messing with it as a hobby.
This thing is the kit:
http://www.lesliespool.com/browse/Home/ ... 00/I/18547
Test results show: (If I'm reading it right)
0.5 ppm FC
0.5 ppm TC (same color as the drops I add so I dont know how reliable these chlorine numbers are.)
These are the only 4 tests included in my kit. I hope they are enough to get me started.
The pool is about 5000 gallons and the chart says to add 1.5 lbs of soda ash to raise the pH. I have done that 3 days in a row to no avail. Keep doin it?
The water is not green, it's not particularly cloudy, but it does hurt the eyes.
Reading the directions on the tabs my dad was using for chlorine it says to add one tab a week for every 10000 gallons of water, and it's a 5000 gallon pool. He has 6 tabs in the pool at once... and the FC reading is 0.5. I'm confused.