Just wanted to say hi and preemptive 'Thanks!' to all the questions I'm going to be asking about my pool. This is my first full summer with it and I've been a little let down by my pool guy. So, I'm trying to do this myself (hoping to save the cash, too).
I've been stalking this forum for a bit and already learned a lot. It's quite a place and I'm glad I found it.
My first question - I'm taking my water in to Leslie's for its second test. Last week, they said my Chlorine level was too high to measure anything else. According to the cheap test strips I bought (before finding this site and the recommended kits... have to pick one of those up once I get the cash) the Chlorine level is lower now, so I'm trying again today. My question is - can I believe their results? I realize this depends partly on the store person that works with me, but I suppose what I'm after is a general idea from the experienced folks here if a place like Leslie's USUALLY provides accurate and valid test results.
Just trying avoid spending even more money on stuff I don't need.