Once you get the test results, you can begin adjusting your chemical levels as needed. Begin by adjusting the alkalinity levels (if necessary). The amount needed will depend on the size of the pool and how low the alkalinity is. If the alkalinity is already within normal range (80-100 ppm), proceed to step 3.
This next step will vary depending on the chlorine reading in the test results. A normal chlorine reading should be between 1-3 ppm. If there was a very high level of chlorine (over 10 ppm), you will need to use a chlorine reducer to help bring down the chlorine levels. If the chlorine level was slightly high (5-10 ppm) you can use a non-chlorine based shock to oxidize the water.
Your pool should now be back to normal. After you have confirmed this with a water test, swimming can be resumed. If the problem is still present, feel free to browse through our How To Guide section to find a solution for your pool.
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