My pool is less than 1 year old and I'm confused about the test results that I just got. I opened my pool a week ago and have been running it on "low" since. I did a HTH 6 way test strip when I opened it and everything was fine. I have an automatic chlorinator that uses trichlor tabs.
I just retested it with the strips and got: th-200, fc-5, ph-7.5, ta-240, cya-3- to 50. I then retested it with a HTH 6 way test kit with all of the drops, etc. Results: ph-7.2, cya-70-, ta-130, I couldn't interpret cl since it turned red when I added the OTO drops instead of yellow. For the th test-another confusing result- it turned yellow from the hardness indicator drops instead of red. What does this mean? Do I have a problem?
I added about 6 to 8 inches of community well water before I opened the pool. The water has been alkaline and very hard in the past.
What do I need to do to maintain my water? It's perfectly clear now, but I guess that I'm supposed to add shock to it weekly. How much? Thanks.