Hi everyone, I am new to the pool world. Last year was my first year owning an inground pool (20 x 40) and let just say it was not a fun experience. I had nothing but issues balancing chemicals and dealing with algae, but that is beside the point. Tis a new year and I have just installed a new liner. Pool is being filled up and I had a few questions.
First, CYA when pool first fills up should be 0. My question is I know i need to get that to the 30 to 50 range. Can I just use the Trichlor pucks to add chlorine and CYA to the necessary ranges from day 1 or will I need to get the CYA up to the 30 to 50 range real quick. Once I get to the correct range I plan on using the BBB method so I don't run into a CYA issue down the road.
Question # 2 - I purchased the Taylor k-2006 kit last year around this time but never even opened the package to use. Is this kit still in good working condition or do the testing liquids go bad. Keep in mind NOTHING has been opened.
Thanks again for your answers, I am truly excited to have found this forum.