Hey guys, I looked around the web and this seemed like one of the best pool forums, so I just joined. I just bought a house with a pool, here in southern Arizona. I've never had a pool before. The house was vacant while on the market for like 6 months, so the pool needs some help. It looks like it was at least cleaned and chlorine tablets added during that time, so that is good. The water looks very clear and I see no green or algae or anything like that. There is some scale on the tile. I used some test stips (I'm just trying to get ballpark numbers, I'll use the liquid test kit afterward) and it looks like my pool's chemicals are pretty bad...???
In ground pool. Plaster (I think?). House was built in 1982, pool appears to have been installed then. About 15,000 gallons. Hayward C1200 filter (I just installed a new cartridge). Pump works great.
Chemical balance (according to test strips):
I know, in general, what those tests are, but I don't know what those numbers mean! Other than they are way off where they should be according to the chart...
Thanks for any help you can give! My pool is 70 degrees and I want to swim!