Hi, I am a newbie in this forum and relatively new to pools: 2 Seasons with 2 pools. Last year it was 10x30 easy set that didn't last due to green algae that kept getting worse and lost air from the ring at the top. Didn't know enough and found Water balance too confusing from contradicting info on what's needed.
Rather than forget about family fun from a pool (as I meant to do) I started to get more information to add to my disastrous experience of last year.
So I went with a metal frame and (for now) still using the 530gph Krystal Klear Pump. I searched hard for a better cover, since there are clouds of "snowflakes" flying around my neighborhood.
I still made a couple mistakes till I found this forum: Using Trychlor pucks hoping the Algaecide combined in them would help keep it clean. (Pool Mate brown bucket of 3" chlorinating Tablets).
I used at first a PoolMaster 5 way Kit to check the water every day and thought I was great FC going from 0.2 to 2.0; ph was 7.6 or 7.4.
FC went suddenly up to 5.0 and started researching just how reliable the Tablets and the Kits were. (Lots and lots of reviews on the Tablets describing consistently clear water was perhaps not that reliable!
Water is clear and has been since I started 3 weeks ago I had to change the Filter (that came with the Pump) and placed a Unicell filter cartridge, once I discovered that in the forum.
I changed the Kit to the Taylor K2006, I decided to register and ask for help as a result of the new numbers I've been getting these last 2 days: Clear Water, no CYA but the rest and the confusing picture of them is leaving me worried.
I have only 2 Kids using it usually but this Sunday's visits will make it 4 or 5 and I'm unsure what I should change.
Thank you so much, for all the information and clarifications till now and for any further help.