To expand on what Emini said, we'll need a full set of test results from your test kit (you have a test kit, right?)
Please post your test results in the following format:
FC (Free Chlorine)
CC (Combined Chloramines)
TA (Total Alkalinity)
CH (Calcium Hardness)
CYA (Cyanuric Acid)
Is the pool clear? Green? Clear with a little algae? A picture or two of what it currently looks like will help as well.
Edit - Ok, you just filled it yesterday. Got it! If you get some chlorine in there ASAP, you likely won't need to SLAM, but you can't wait! Leaving it full of water with no protection will result in an algae outbreak in short order.
Do you have some plain, unscented bleach (can't be EZPour or Splashless either) lying around? If not, grab a couple of jugs on the way home to get that chlorine level up quick. When you get some time today, please also add your pool details to your signature.
Please ask all the questions you want in this thread - we're here to help! If you are confused or need clarification just let us know.
You can return the test strips - they are very inaccurate and have ranges of values that don't make them useful for our needs.
pH- is just muriatic acid. When the jug says pH-, it usually means you paid more for it than you should have. No problem, it may come in handy for now, but the next time you need pH-, we can tell you how to get it from a hardware store and save money!
pH+ - you likely won't need this. You can raise pH for free by splashing around or turning one of your water returns upwards to roil the surface of the water for free.
Before we go too far down the road of buying a lot of "stuff" for your pool, please understand that we consider your type of pool a "Seasonal/Temporary Pools". As your pool only has about 1,000 gallons of water if something goes wrong you can easily dump the water and start over. Plus, the test kit for a regular pool would cost more then you pool did.
So, we recommend maintaining them differently than a permanent pool. Check out our guide -
Return the pH + and the pH -, and the test strips.
Get the oto clorine tester $10 and a 4 lb jug of stablizer (cya)
Use pool math to add in 30 ppm worth of stablizer, fill in 30 as your cya and add in the bleach. With this pool do not care about ch or ta. Test your pH and use muratic acid to keep it in the 7's. Test clorine every day and build it up with bleach. Easy peezy. If it turns green dump the water and start over.
Protects chlorine from the sun and helps to serve as a buffer for the pool materials and swimmers so the bleach isn't so harsh. Walmart has HTH brand stabilizer in a 4lb jug for about $17, but you can shop around in any pool section. Look for the major ingredient on the label - Cyanuric Acid. When you get it, post and we'll explain how to add to the water.
As for bleach, any regular (plain/non-scented) bleach will work.
I just found the app. I will try to figure it out. I will have to go out tomo morning and get the stabilizer and chlorine test strips. Is it safe to add bleach now and swim in about 2 hours? How do I know how much bleach to add without test strips? Should I wait till tomo to open the pool?