I’m new and overwhelmed.

SERK51

Member
Jan 3, 2019
9
West Monroe, LA.
Folks here give excellent advice on maintaining your pool. Also, looking at your picture of the filter pressure gauge you might want to do a backwash on it.
 

Trex48

Active member
May 4, 2016
25
Spartanburg, SC
I highly recommend getting a speed stir! Best invention for testing your pool. These guys and gals on TFP have helped me tremendously and repeatedly.
 

LawDog09

Member
May 15, 2019
19
Arkansas
Guys, I’m gonna be honest with you. I read the directions to the test kit and I watched YouTube videos using the test kit. It’s a foreign language. I still don’t know where to start.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Get a sample of your water in a clean bottle or plastic measuring cup. Put 10ml of the pool water in the vial labeled Chlorine Only. Add the small amount of R0870 powder. Swirl water with powder in it until most of the powder is mixed in. Some power "rocks" may still be in there. Sample should turn pink/red. Use the R0871 reagent, hold bottle vertical, the drops should form and drop into the vial naturally. Count the drops to turn the sample clear. Swirl the sample while dropping in the reagent. Divide the number of drops by 2, that is your FC.

For the rest - just carefully follow the Extended Test Kit Directions Archives - Trouble Free Pool
 
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Oly

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Jun 28, 2017
1,095
Fresno, CA
Organize your kit by grouping all the same colored capped reagents.
Follow the directions inside the lid of the test kit.
Start with pH, fill to the 25ml line add five drops, cap, shake and compare to colored squares.
Be sure to rinse the vial well after each test.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Are the pucks still in the pool? What was the 'shock' you used, dichlor or calhypo?

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LawDog09

Member
May 15, 2019
19
Arkansas
Are the pucks still in the pool? What was the 'shock' you used, dichlor or calhypo?

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I apologize. I believe I have filled my signature.
I turned the pucks off the day I joined and have been putting 1 gallon of bleach each day. Haven’t done it today.
Shock was CalHypo
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Great. I moved your details to the Signature portion of your profile.
OK -- follow what Mr Bruce said.