Hello all. I have been trolling around on here as a visitor since last summer when I moved into a house with my first pool. I have always loved water and swimming since I was a kid and knew I would sooner or later own a pool. So the time finally came last summer. The previous owners were apparently exclusive trichlor users so it has obviously gotten my cya level out of control. I continued the madness for the rest of the season out of ignorance. Using the .5 pool water and .5 tap water technique I believe I have gotten it down to about 115 . Still way to high, I know. I just have to deal with it for now. I have a sand filter so I will eventually backwash it down to normal levels with the BBB method. I also stop the pump when it rains and when the rain ends, I remove the water from the bottom drain. I just went to Aldi's brand ultra bleach(6%) as my sanitizer. All my other numbers are pretty good and my water is now near crystal clear. Just waiting for it to warm up now.
I am really glad to find a place to ask questions without wondering if the motive is to actually sell something, so thanks to all the moderators and everyone else with input here on the forum.
I'll get some pool porn up ASAP cuz I know that's the BIZ-NASSS!