First of all you can't laugh I just finished putting up my Intex pool! I know not the best thing around and nothing like what you all have here but I think we are going to love it! I would like any information you can supply me as I am very new to all of this and would like to have the smoothest swimming season for my kiddos.
Now for the chemical questions. I have the pump running and added about 1lb of CYA into the skimmer. How long before I take a reading on the CYA??
Here are my numbers: (I have the biggest test kit walmart sold)
PH 7.8 *no idea how to lower this or if it is necessary? This is straight tap water.
TA 190 * Is this bad? If so how do I adjust it?
Ok so far I have a pool full of fresh tap water and the CYA running through the skimmer. What's next?
As a side note I am also wondering how soon can the kiddos can get into the pool after adding chemicals? Is there a general rule or is each chemical a different story?
Thanks for any and all advice!