So I've owned the pool for 3 years but this year is my first since discovering TFP forums. I love to browse the topics because so many of the questions are relevant to my situation. The first year I got a Taylor FAS-DPD test kit but I have to admit (sheepishly) that I used test strips and the Pool Store more often then testing on my own. I'm red-green color blind so that makes it a bit harder. But now I have the TF100 and a pool shed full of bleach, baking soda and borax!
My CYA is low (below 20) and I've been using tri-chlor tablets off and on with bleach. My plan is to mostly use the tri-chlor until my CYA is in the 30 to 50 range, then exclusively use bleach. The tri-chlor pucks are easy to use as they keep things at a minimum FC level and don't require as much attention as daily bleach.
Any thoughts on this strategy?