just got onto TFP recently and am learning a ton! ( great forum!!) Got a couple of questions.
We will be switching to the BBB method later this year after our pool is resurfaced in the spring. In the meantime, what I had learned so far ( of course from the pool stores) is to shock the pool after rain. Does that generally apply after rain in the winter and cold as well?
Also, I have a sinking suspicion that when I break in the new test kit, I am going to find the CYA is high ( just a guess) and that we prob have some metal build up ( a few dark spots on wall that will not brush off)..we just moved in a little over 4 months ago and the FC ( i think that's what the test strips test, what I have been using) was off the charts. I know previous owner was just trying to keep the pool clear for us..Texas summers can burn up the chlorine fast is what I've heard. We are not planning on using the pool again until after resurfacing...how much should I be doing to the pool before then ( worrying about CYA, metals etc). Right now we are just concentrating on the basics that we learned with test strips...TA, PH, etc.