I just recently found this forum and am so impressed with what I've seen and read so far. I'm another newbie to the pool maintenance world and like many of us, seeking to share ideas, advice, etc. I bought my home with the pool last year. The pool is 10 years old and all is in great shape. The previous owners had a pool service handle the work and the pool was rarely used so I have a good starting point.
I have armed myself with a Taylor K2006 kit and some Hach aquacheck 7 strips. I just started testing and I already found an issue to tend to (high CYA). But I'll research the forum for answers and post a question later if I have to