We are new pool owners and I think we've goofed. I just returned from the pool store, and here are our numbers: FC 1.1, Total Cl 1.6, CC .5, pH 7.8, Alkalinity 92, CYA 95. Reading on here, I'm learning that our CYA is way too high and we must drain 60% of our pool. Yet the pool store said nothing about that. They just told me to add baking soda and shock. My husband has been using the chlorine tabs and shock, just as the pool store says, both of which I am reading will make the CYA go even higher. I know he's going to fight me on draining the pool since the pool store is going to tell us we don't need to do that, but we have to, don't we? Please advise on best course of action. We've only had the pool a couple of months and filled it ourselves because the previous owners had drained and relined it. I don't understand how our CYA got so very high in only a couple of months. (Or could the pool store's reading be wrong? I have ordered a T-100 test kit but don't have it yet.) Any advice would be oh so appreciated.
15,200 gallons (I think--based on walking it off); sand filter; IG; vinyl