If any color it is a VERY faint pink.Ugh!! I just was going to retest my CC level before I do anything else. Hubby is out getting the stabilizer.
I filled the test tube with pool water, added the powder and it’s colorless...this morning it turned pink so does this mean I have no chlorine?!
Its interesting, the acid in the paint section is $9.95 a gallong at HD but showed 2 gallons of "pool" acid for $12.95 but limited stIf you shop at Meijer they will have Muriatic Acid in the paint section, it is a lower concentrate but easier to handle. They also carry liquid pool shock. 10% and $12 for 4 jugs and is usually very fresh. I have an SWG but always keep a case on hand. If you use the CYA pods (also at meijer or Walmart) the coating will dissolve and the dry cya will end up in your filter so put them in a sock and hang in front of the return or i use a mesh laundry bag and drop it in the skimmer. The taylor k1766 will test the salt levels, it is good to check with that instead of trusting the salt cell reading.
I added the gallon of shock last night. The socks are still diluting down.8 lbs of stabilezer is a good start. You need 10 lbs in a 40k pool to get to 30 so that should get you a little under to start. Retest and then add 2 more lbs in a couple of days if it reads about 20ppm. If you dont need to slam you will want to add another 8 lbs eventually. Please do fill out a signature and include pool volume, type of pool (fiberglass) and equipment details. This will help people easily give you advice based on your specs. You will want to add that full gallon of pool shock immediately. And squeeze the socks to get the CYA into suspension. Overnight you don't have to worry about FC burning off. I would also run the pump overnight with SWG at 100% and retest levels in the morning.
Give the socks a few good squeezes and it will help out what’s left in there. (I was able to fully dissolve mine within a couple hours with a lot of squeezing.)I added the gallon of shock last night. The socks are still diluting down.
Here are my readings from this morning:
I must have miss the part where you said to turn SWG to 100%, should I do that now? Sorry I'm so clueless