Filmy water and can't see small print on test strips

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Filmy water and can't see small print on test strips

Postby sandy_g1 » Mon 17 Jul, 2006 20:31

:( I am a diabetic and have bad eyes. I have a 14 x 3.6 above ground pool. I am using test strips because I was lucky to get them in my town. We have no pool places close.

From what I can see,

Total Hardness is at 1000
Free chlorine is about 1/2
ph is 8.4
Total Alkalinity is at 240
Cyanuric Acid is between 0 and 30-50

What should I add to get the water in good condition?

I have 1" chlorine tablets and a dispenser that floats in the pool.
I also have the chlorine granules, stabalizer, shock treatment, ph plus and ph minus.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I am running the pump about 3 hours in the evening. It is extremely hot here. I am the one that swims in it mostly but once in a while my 2 grandkids swim. The pool is used at least once a day for a couple of hours and mostly in the evening. Not a lot of sunscreen in the pool but some. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help.


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