Hi everyone, I'm glad to be part of the troublefreepool community as I just bought a house with a pool and learning how to maintain it. I have a Leslie Pool Deluxe Test Kit (not exactly sure which one it is) and tested the CYA level. Both the test kit and the strips I tested with gave very high CYA level readings, 100+ on the Taylor test kit and 300+ on the AquaChek strips. What is confusing is on the AquaChek, my FC is +20 but on the Leslie, it's around 1ppm. My pool looks crystal clear and I smell a little bit of CC but not a whole lot. I'm confused as to if I need to raise the FC or lower it. My question is, does high CYA affect the accuracy results of the FC tests?
23k Gallon pool, outdoors, not salt water, and in-ground.