We purchased our house four months ago with my first pool. When I moved in the CYA was over 175, so I did a drain and refill.
Using the advice found here I have spent $25 on chemicals so far, all from the big box store.
Everyone who has visited my house comments on how clean my pool is, they always say something like "oh, that must be a pain to take care of." I tell them with five minutes a day and the knowledge from this site it couldn't be easier.
I plan on contributing to the site as soon as I can afford it, thank you so much to everyone here.
Todays test results: