Hello everyone. I have been reading the forums since Aug 08 and I am a little confused about how to best maintain our pool.
I grew up with above and in ground pools and can only remember using Chlorine sticks and shock. I don't recall any problems although we never tested for CYA. We had an above ground pool installed at the end of the summer last year and we are getting ready to open it for the first time. We live in Chicago so I added my winter chemicals, ran pump for 24hrs then drained to below skimmer and covered it. The pool came with an inline Chlorination/N2 unit. It seems from reading this forum that I should not use the N2 or stabilized pucks to prevent metal build up. If I do use this system and drain some at the end of each season would that keep the CYA in check? I am looking for the easiest way to maintain our water so if it costs a little more that is ok.