We are new pool owners. The pool is about 2 weeks old. The PB "released" us Saturday. Of course, we can always call with questions. He did a great job of educating the hubby and I. I am currently using the test strips they left here. There are 2 different kinds. I get different readings with both tests. One says my FC is 0.5 the other 3.0. According to the pool store that used the liquid test it is about 3.0. I was running the SWCG at 50%, but have turned it down to 45% now.The Accucheck strip was the closest to the pool store and it now says FC at about 2.
What is the most accurate testkit? I really don't like the strips and want something that gives me a closer reading.
I am interested in the BBB method but have a few questions about that as well. My TA is fine and so that means to lower pH that I need to just use Borax, correct? How do you mix it and add it?
What should I be looking out for on a new pool. So far everything is fine..water is nice and clear and WARM!! The kids are loving night swimming in the 90 degree water when the outside temp is in the 60's.
Edited to add...my filter runs about 16PSI wafter backwashing. Is that too high?
Thanks so much!!