We just moved into a new home with a brand new pool. Last week I had pool school and now I'm really digging in to try and figure all this stuff out. I got my Taylor kit and tested the water for the first time today
TA: about 31
On pool school day (6 days ago), stabilizer was added to skimmer (not sure how much) and liquid chlorine was added with some algaecide (dont know what kind). And we put salt in. A little concerned that CYA isn't registering. I got the baking soda and some stabilizer from Lowes, but they didn't have any Calcium Chloride so I went to the pool store and she told me not to put any in for at least the first year.
I have a few questions: I realize the chlorine is super high, is that maybe why the stabilizer isn't registering on the Taylor test? Do I need to add more CYA? Do I need any of that salt cell protector they sell? Pool guy said salt cell will need cleaning every 3 months or so, are there directions on how to do that around here?
Thanks! So glad I found this forum!