Hi guys, I moved to new location with above ground pool. See signature. Pool was half way full with all kinds of junk in there. We emptied the pool and filled it with fresh (well) water. We have a lot of iron in the water.
I have found some left over pool supplies. Two brands Nature’s Way Pool and Clear X by N. Jonas & Co (if that is the brand)
Please note that I did following before I have found this forum and I knew nothing about pools. Smart, I know..
I have used Clear X #8 – Instant Iron & Stain remover. That helped to bring the iron to the bottom of the pool. We have vacuumed that from the pool.
I have used Clear X liquid Shock I think (bottles are gone by now). They were year or two old. I guess chemicals have expiration date two?
And I found some test strips. Readings were bad. After all that I have decided to do some reading and some research. That’s how I ended up here. I have ordered TF-100 kit and it should be here soon.
I was wondering if I could get some advice in the meantime. Water in the pool is clear and looks inviting. I used few bottles of Clorox just to keep it that way but I know that it will need more than that.
When I used Test strips (only thing I have right now) I got following readings.
Ph – High 8.4
Ppm Free Chlorine Low I would say 0 nonexistent
Ppm Total Alkalinity – High 180 or 240 (need better test, I know)
Ppm Stabilizer – Low – hard to tell if reading is 0 or 30 to 50
I have following supplies I’d like to use if possible but I can go different route if preferred.
All is Nature’s Was Pool brand.
Super Shock – 73% Calcium Hypochlorite
Stabilizer – 100% Cyanuric Acid
I assume I should go shopping for more Clorox soon….
I would like to keep water clean and usable before TF-100 arrives and I can give you more accurate readings.
What would be next logical step here.
One more thing. I have changed the filter and pressure reading shows 0?? Is this normal when new filter is installed or is there something missing? I do not have manual.
Thanks for help.. Charles