My husband and I are recent transplants from Northern California to Central Florida (Volusia County). Our new salt pool was just finished on March 21. Neither of us has ever owned a pool before so this is all new. My husband has no interest in doing anything with the pool other than swimming in it so I've been elected to maintain it. We have had our water tested at a local pool store twice just to get a loose idea of where we are but I have a Taylor K-2006 on order. pH did register as 8.4 so I have been adding muriatic acid. Also chlorine shows as zero on the test strips our PB left and the pool store gave me a reading of 1.5ppm but I don't think I'll add any chlorine until my "real" test kit comes next week as the water looks crystal clear at this point (unless someone here thinks I should add some). I'm finding this forum a wealth of information and look forward to learning more and more as I go on.