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

The basics of swimming pool maintenance.
New swimming pool owner's questions.
Help getting started with daily pool care.
I'm new here
I'm new here
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon 17 Jul, 2006 20:01

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.

Return to “Basics for New Pool Owners”

Who is online at the Pool Help Forum

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest