Hi all from Lancaster Pennsylvania. I am one of those people that have listened to the pool store tell me how to fix pool (sucker born every day). Had some issues keeping it clean and clear last year but this year no matter what the pool company said to do it was not working. So after being sold another $100 of chemicals started looking myself and found this site. As my wife says I know have become obsessed with learning what to do. Got the small nth 6 way test to do some quick test I could get a real test kit (tf-100 arrived today). Could not get abroad on cya cause it was over 200. Empty some water and got a good test by diluting in half 190. Empty some more water and tested today after filling and am down to 120. Now I am going to empty and fill 8 inches for the next r days which should get me around 60 an I will be happy.
Not worried about chlorine right at moment since cya is so high but here are my numbers
12000 gallon AG pool with a Hayward 1500 cartridge filter and the pump that came with it.
PH-7.0 A little low but have filter bubbling to bring it while I deal with CYA
All tested with my brand new TF-100. Pool is blue but very cloudy. Can't drain that much more cause got to be careful I flood neighbors yard.
Thank you all,