After 4 frustrating years of bad advice from multiple pool stores, I have found TFP and will prepare to open next spring to a new school of thought. My Taylor test kit arrived today and I am full of excitement. Why wait you ask? That is because this July some pool store employee, whom I was thinking was a trusted pool expert... had me add CYA when I was testing at 70. Yes and now my pool is running at CYA of 180. So while my pool is still clear for now, I know I am currently dumping in way more chlorine than I should be. But as temperatures here are in the low 70's and we will close the pool in a few weeks, we have decided not to drain the pool to lower the levels until we close for the winter. So for now... Lots of great reading here, I will study up for the new season!
I will also be removing the Nature-2 cartridge this winter but am thinking I will leave the in-line chlorinator in just in case we can pull off a vacation and need to chlorinate with thichlor pucks in our absence.
Looking forward to a Trouble Free Pool!
Thanks in advance.