Ok, so after spending all the money on stuff you need to make the "affordable" pool work, I bought an HTH 6 way test kit. Decided to check the water chemistry from the source from which we will be filling it (the hose).
Chlorine- no reading
pH 7.6/7.7 (uh...HtH apparently does not believe in the necessity of having a color for every
TA the green NEVER changed to red--no matter how many drops of the alk titrant I put in)
TH the red NEVER turned to blue --no matter how many drops I put in.
The HTH "chemist" said that I have really hard water and very alkaline water and to buy "......."
to fix it. What do I do when I can't even get a reading? How do I know how much BBB stuff to use?
This person even said that I should just wait until I fill my pool and I will definitely get a "reading". I thought the idea was for me to check my source water and then I would know what stuff to buy (from Pool School).
I am tired of thinking so uch about this pool. I just want get it up and float around with a margarita in my hand!