I am a new, proud, pool owner. Thus far, it's been great. We've been managing the pool chemistry ourselves for two weeks and it remains crystal clear. However, we're probably over doing it. We test daily and once per week we've gone to the pool store to make sure we were not mis-reading "the colors" and taking advantage of their full printout.
What is the best pool overall test kit for a home user? I'm a technology fan, so I'd prefer a digital reading -- but we've been making do with the color scales just fine - though sometimes my wife look at each other and ask "is the PH 7.8 or is it closer to 7.6".
Regarding chlorine readings, is there a test kit that actual reads the result above 3? Our does not. Our current chlorine is at 3 (which is where the pool builder said to keep it during the summer) ... but I am afraid I would never know if it got to 5, or 8, or 12. Is there any "formula" to know which dial setting your chlorinator set to?
Thanks in advance!