I am a complete newbie to pools as of May this year. So not knowing anything I went to a pool store for "free" water tests and have spent a fortune. Now 2 1/2 months later I have a slight algae problem. I have done a lot of research on here and am excited to regain control of my pool and my wallet. My Taylor K-2006 Test Kit Comp Chlorine FAS-DPD will be here Thursday and I will run completely new tests based on that. I am anticipating the possibility that I will need to do a partial drain and refill depending on CYA levels and also bring my ph down to 7.2 before beginning the SLAM process. Once I drain and refill will my test results be instant or do I need to wait a certain amount of time to allow the water to run through the pump and circulate to be accurate?
Thanks so much to TFP and also to the contributors! I will become a supporter as soon as my pool quits bleeding my wallet dry...lol