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    Give up on above ground pool?

    I have chronic pain so the pool is good for me, especially with pools not opening possibly this summer because of Covid. However, we've had a really hard time with our above-ground pool, and spent way too much on it so far. When we moved into the house it hadn't been used for a while, so...
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    CYA testing/adding troubles

    We just recently got our pool filled for the summer after having to buy a liner and new pump. I added CYA aiming for a level of 30 last week, and found out I was out of CYA reagent, so got it today, and it was close to being measured, but I filled the tester as full as I could and the black...
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    Chlorine tabs good idea or not? Says will also lower pH, will lower TA?

    The previous owners left an unopened 40lb bucket of chlorine tablets and I'm wondering if I should be using those? Says to use 1/week in the skimmer. So far I'm using 10% liquid chlorine and have to put in about half a gallon each night to keep FC between 4-7. It's always 2.0 after kids swim...
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    Basic maintenance steps?

    We are finally getting the pool where it needs to be with consistent FC and pH numbers. I was just wondering what the basic maintenance daily/weekly is for most people because i'm running out of testing reagents quickly. I'm thinking I should check FC daily, and maybe pH? Then CYA weekly...
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    Bad test results, from rain water?

    Test results a couple days ago: FC - 2.5 CC -5 pH - 7.6 TA - 200 CH - 310 CYA - 35 Test results this morning: FC - 0 CC or TC - 0 TA - 185 pH -7.8 CYA - 0 It has rained a lot here recently; the pool was too full and was losing a little bit through the skimmer, but is that enough to lose all...
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    Kit arrived, test results, what steps to add chemicals?

    Here are the test results using the Taylor K-2006 kit. I also listed the Pool Math app recommendations, but it's been a bit confusing lately and time consuming as it doesn't save any of my results FC - 0 CC or TC - Didn't check this as I didn't have pink water to change into clear? pH - 7.6...
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    Newly filled pool already has cyanuric acid?

    We had to get a new liner for our 15,000gallon above ground pool at the house we bought, and we filled the pool, checked the cyanuric acid level and it was 30-50 on the 7 way test strips, which said ideal. Is that normal not to have to add any CA to a new pool? It's hard city water, out in the...