Pool stores, just for the experience.
My husband went to the first one while I was at the doctors. He thought just for fun ? We should go to the one by our house and compare results.
Here they are:
CYA 60 I thought 80 last week
Not as off the wall as I expected. Store one insisted the phosphates needed to be removed and the CH raised.
Store two did all manual tests and the guys was sloppy as heck. Then another person took his numbers and said they were trying a new disk and entered his numbers in the computer (I think) and gave me a print out that had different numbers from the manual testing. I didn't understand her explanation at the time. I didn't realize she tossed his results. They insisted I need calcium even in a vinyl pool. That it will leach out of the vinyl and it protects the equipment AND helps keep the ph on balance. Didn't test phosphate.
Soooooo....I say bs. Am I right? My water is gorgeous right now. Where did the phosphate come from?