I recently bought a new pool. the description is in my signature. I added all the chemicals I needed I think;except I added no stabilizer. I'm currently using test strips and I think that may be the issue for me.
Every time I check the levels the FC is at around 5 ppm but the TC is low (equal or lower to 1 ppm). I find this mind boggling as everything I read seams to indicate that the two should be related; I mean at least if the free chlorine is high that should make the total high too, Right?
Another issue is I've had to add PH raiser twice within the last week. Maybe acid rain?