Hi All! I am new to this board. I stumbled upon it when I was searching the internet for some answers.
I have an ~11000 gallon in ground pool here in Arizona. I had a miserable time last summer with keeping my chlorine levels above 0 after a couple of days. A few water tests last summer at Leslie's Pool Supply said the water had very high TDS and I'm 99% sure I had a high CYA level also. I just drained my pool last night and it is a few hours from being done. I am very confused on where to go from here. I was using the 3" tabs that they sell. I know they add CYA to the water so I am wanting to use liquid chlorine this time around and no shock ever in the water. Do you guys have any advice for me on getting things stable and going good? The weather here will be in the 80s+ every day starting next week, so pool season is just around the corner.
I have just a basic 6 test strip that doesn't read very accurate. I found an old liquid test kit from the previous owner and got the following results:
I plan on going to the pool supply store today to 1) get the water tested to see where I am at and 2) buy a much better test that will let me track everything at home better.
Thank you for all your advice!