New and Need help with Chemistry


Jul 4, 2020
Austin Texas
Moved from here.

New to the pool forum,and have concerns. Once we set up our 16x48 Intex pool we took the readings. EVERYTHING was low! We added ph plus, waited an hour, nothing
Since then we have yet to get a good reading of any if the chemicals. Please help,thanks.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
With your volume pool (5000 gallons?) you need a proper test kit. I suggest the TF-100 A proper test kit is needed to get the accurate water chemistry results needed to follow the TFP protocols.

I suggest you add 3 ppm FC worth of liquid chlorine each day until you get your test kit. That would be about 3 cups per day of 10%. You can get that at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

Once you get your test kit, post your results here and we can guide you further.