I have had the setup in my sig below for 2 summers now and feel the water has never been right. As i have it set up inside my factory it doesn't see any sunlight and my local pool store whom i purchased it from advised me it won't need any cya for this reason. Is it needed and if so at what level?
I am trying to find a good test kit but it is impossible to find a stockist of taylor gear here. I have been using a few pool stores for water testing and have come to the conclusion that they are just aimed at chemical sales more so than correct water chemistry. I have a 2 in 1 kit that i use for FC using dpd tabs and phenol red for ph but i clearly need more than this. I currently have the following numbers according to pool store test today using bio guard alex system:
pH 7.8 - I test it daily and had 7.6 according to my drop test.
FC 0 - I come up with 3 every time after several tests.
STABILISER 15- Bit confused by this as i have never added any cya.
What numbers should i aim for with my setup?
What alternatives to Taylor kits are reccommended that would be available in Australia as i am unsure if they are able to be posted from US to here. Are Blue Devil kits any good or just like all the other generic 4 in 1 kits out there?