I'm new to the forum. Just bought a house with a pool in hot San Antonio.
Working through issues and researching on the Internet and pool store. It seems like I walk into the pool store and hear something different and contradictory every time.
I'm at a disability because I am one of the most color blind people that I know. I am trying to find a test kit that is accurate and can help me get through this on my own. I have read a few threads and got some recommendations for test kits that might help. Any other suggestions?
This test kit isn't cutting it. My eyes were telling me I had high chlorine but in reality I can't hold chlorine, and it was way low.
The pool is clear and I am trying to follow what the pool store says (I am learning all the pool jargon currently).
Initially I had high chlorine and my cartridge filter was scaled causing low flow. Got a new filter and cleared the pool up. Also, put in about 20 lbs of soda ash to get acid under control. Then I was told I have high phosphates and have been getting those down. I can't hold chlorine and now I am being told that I have high cyanuric acid and they want me to put a $70 bag of something in to get that under control. I am talking with a pool guy and he said that works half the time. Green forms on the walls over night. And I brush it off constantly. I have a Lifeguard Chlorinator that I keep opened to 5. I have checked the valves and get water passing through with a hose. I have also put a floating Chlorinator. New the filter was at 10psi. Now I can get it down to to 12 after cleaning it. By the end of the day and brushing it is back to 25+psi
Direct sun and pool stays around 90*.
The main thing is I need to be able to test it.
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