I just built a new pool and am attempting to maintain myself despite my pool company recommending I just drive a sample across town to their store once or twice a week for analysis and to purchase appropriate chemicals. I bought a Taylor Kit (works well but a bit tedious) and a ColorQ Pro 7.
My pool is a 23,000 gallon vinyl liner pool with a saline chlorinator. My pool company told me to keep the total chlorine between 1-3PPM. Every time I test I'm in the high fours. Keep turning down my chlorinator. Now down to 20%. Continue to get readings in the fours. Took sample to my pool store and they said TC was 2.4 Perfect. Tested again at home. 4.7. Took sample to another pool store. 4.6. They told me this was perfect. Now I'm totally confused. What should my goal be using the ColorQ?
Also, my pH on the ColorQ and Taylor is always in the 7.0 to 7.2 range. At my pool store it was 7.9. Went to the second pool store and they said 7.2.
Know it's confusing story. Please help give me direction if you can. Thank you.