I'm a new pool owner since last fall. I've read a lot, but I got a few basic questions.
Disclaimer: I am experimenting using trichlo tabs this year and I am well aware of their downside, so please don't "SLAM" me about it
1. So in general, how important is it to keep water at a certain level. So I started with water about half of skimmer height, but it's been raining a lot, so now i'm about 3/4 height. Is it important to bring it back down to mid skimmer level? It makes sense to me if water level goes down to replenish it, but if water goes up a bit, is there a downside?
2. When is it accurate to re-test levels after adding something. eg. if I add pH minus, when can I retest pH and get an accurate read? 30 min after? 2 hours after? The next day?
Iím sure it depends on what you are adding. How about liquid chlorine? Because I think I might use trichlor for a baseline chlorine and top off with liquid chlorine before a swim.
I've got more questions but I'm going to stop here for now.
Using Taylor K-2006. Here are latest stats.
Water is clear.
free cl 1.0
Combined cl 0