I am a newbie to pool ownership and have just set up a used pool. I was told about this site yesterday by a friend.
I have test strips and the dropper/vial tests.
Per test strips:
total hardness 200
the vial dropper test show FC at off the scale (too high) and the pH as closer to 8.4
from what I read here, I'm thinking I need acid (?chlorine, but concerned since I am getting two different readings)