Before I get started.... I understand that I really need to invest in the T100 test kit, but I can't do that for a couple of weeks. For now, I have the $20 6way test kit from walmart.
2days ago I added two pounds of shock and half a bottle of bleach so that I could kill the algae that was in it. That seemed to work, BUT my question is.... I tested my chlorine levels last night and my test kit registered no chlorine.... it may have showed a slight bit close to the .5 mark but even that was hard to see. With that much shock and bleach shouldn't I be registering chlorine? Is the test wrong or do I need to add a full bottle of bleach like Jason's calculator says to?
Please excuse how ignorant this post may sound, I am fairly new to all this pool talk.
Thanks in advance...