I was able to get everything running on my pool yesterday afternoon. I waited a few hours and did the testing. I tried to figure out the volume of my pool by using a pool volume calculator online. I don't know for sure how deep my pool is because we just purchased the house and the deep end is especially difficult to figure out. I believe it's 19' x 38' with a 4' shallow end and maybe a 9' deep end. That comes out to around 35,000 gallons (wow, that is a LOT of water!).
I tried using the calculator on here to figure out how much chlorine to put in, but I don't know for sure that I got it right. From looking at the Pool School it looks like I'm supposed to shock the pool and keep shocking it fairly frequently.
What is the ideal number of times a day to shock the pool?
Do I test the water between each time I shock the pool?
I put 2 gallon of the 12% bleach in my pool this morning about 8:15 and let the pump run about 3.5 hours. (I must say I am a bit surprised at how much the pool has cleared up after just 2 treatments... it doesn't look quite so swamp like anymore)
I just tested the water after I turned the pump off and here are my results:
What should I do from here?
How long should I leave the pump running per day?
Thanks in advance for helping me out with all of these questions.