I've read through pool school and a large chunk of the articles and forum posts. I understand the number one requirement is a good test kit. And I've gathered the opinion that test strips are evil. I'm just wondering .... how evil? Are the ones that test for FC really THAT OFF? I noticed that Taylor makes a 6-way test strip that also measures CYA.
We are renting a house with an above ground pool while we are building a new house. This is literally the only season we will be using this pool, so I'm having a hard time justifying the extra cash for a test kit. Especially since the landlord left us a bucket of Trichlor tabs. I might be pushing some high CYA by the end of the summer .... Just wondering what you guys think.
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Here's the information I've found on the Taylor test strips....