I'm a new member from Hungary/Europe, near Budapest. I bought a house a year ago with a vinyl liner pool (30000liters/8000gallons). I am very happy that I discovered this site a year ago, and I've already learned a lot just by reading some of the threads. Some of the things are applicable in my area, but I was just surprised that how some of the things are completely unknown in my country -and I am starting to believe that it is also like that in whole Europe . For instance, I see how often you guys mention the importance of CYA levels. Well, such test kit that can measure it is completely unavailable here. Not only you just cannot buy it, but most of the pool store owners don't even know what CYA is. I've tried to get a Taylor tset kit from the U.S. -through amazon-, but shipping is not possible for some reason, and I cannot get any Taylor products from UK/Germany/France. I find a bit strange.
Besides this, I think most of the chemicals and methods are completely the same here, so I hope I can raise some good questions, and I am sure that you'll be able to help me
Thanks in advance!