Hello trouble free pools. Boy am I glad I found this website. I have read and reviewed pool school several times. I initially visited Leslie’s pool and had my water sampled. After having my water sampled, I was sold a bunch of chemicals totaling $100. The nice sales man also informed me I would have to shock my pool every week during the summer. After making my purchase, I decided there has to be an alternative. I began my research online and found trouble free pools. I then returned all my purchases to Leslie’s and invested in the taylor-100 kit. I know its October and I only have a month left here in Texas, but being the excited pool owner, I want to get familiar with maintaining my pool. I just need someone to review my plan of attack. Based on my test results, I believe I should add muriatic acid first and bring down my ph. Next I should add cya to the pool. Then slam my pool to get rid of the algae. After I pass an overnight FC drop test, I can drop my free chlorine down to regular levels. I should also not worry about calcium hardness? How long do I slam for? how do i perform an overnight FC drop test?
First test results.
Ch 350 (?)
Rosenberg,Tx 8600 gallon AG vinyl pool intex 0.5 hp sand filter 1600 gph. pool built 07/2014 taylor-100 test kit