Hi everyone! I have been reading and reading and haven't run across this exactly - apologise if it is here and I haven't found it!
We just filled a 15x36 intex vinyl pool (filled it about 3/4 of the way as it sloped a bit and it's just to teach my 6 yr old twins to swim) last night and I have tested the water a bit ago. I used the HTH 5 tests kit. THe readings are:
Ph = 7.3-7.5 ish
CYA - 30ppm
Alka = 150ppm-ish
Hardness = about 30 as it turned purple and not red with first drop of tester solution and took only 3 to get to a darkish blue
Chlorine = 0
THe 0 chlorine is throwing me off a bit. Our town water "stopped" using it so this might explain why it's 0 but my question is, do I need to raise it? From what I have read, it sounds like all other stuff is fine and calcium is not an issue due to the vinyl....
I have added nothing at all to the pool. Should I still shock it and add bleach or just shock it and dive in tommorow? IT's about 3,300 gallons I suspect
Maggie and her guppies