I'm reading over the posts and can see that I really need to take the time to learn how to maintenance our SWG pool. It's about 5 years old and it feels like it's all falling apart.
Without asking too many questions, the big ones in front of me are:
1) We have a SWG - several pool repair guys, leak detection techs (our spa was draining out, now fixed) etc.. have told me if it were them, they'd just add chlorine once the salt cell needs to be replaced. My husband went to Leslie's and they said that was the stupidest thing we could ever do to a pool. Comments?
2) I can see that lack of maintenance (just adding Muriatic Acid and Salt to get the yellow and pink levels OK) has caused some scaling in the spa. We just bought a small 4 way test kit from Leslies, based on reading these forums, I should be testing for a lot more than chlorine and PH - a link in one of the articles to Leslie's kits is broken. Any advice on the best kit I can get?
I'll try to put the rest of the information in my signature. Step 1 is finding out how many gallons our pool holds - I have no idea.
Thank you for any help in advance!