I took a sample of water to Leslie's Pool Supply today and the owner of the store told me that the water is horribly acidic. She is usually the one to push products on people to the point of almost aggrivation, and told me today that buying anything for this water is a waste. She recommended the pool be drained and refilled for a fresh start. Now since I'm not the most pool savy person in the world, I am coming to you "The People of Perfect Water" to ask for help. I can get you test strip readings if you want but was told the acid level will give false readings on those? Thank you in advance for your help.