I am new to the forum and very thankful for all the information. I've been reading for the past week and just amazed how "easy and cheap" it could have been for me to maintain my pool for the past three years, that is how long we are having the pool. I used to pour all kind of chemicals in the water and obviously got my water pretty much out of balance. I ordered the TF Test kit and it came today. Out the door I was and started to check my water. I will list the results at the end. There are some questions I do have: I thought the TC is FC + CC, when I used the big test kit the result was 2.0, when I used the taylor kit it read 0.5. I am confused, wich one is the right result, or am I just a bit slow to understand and comprehent??? Should I get rid of my automatic chlorinator or should I keep it on the system? Is there another way to get the CYA down, or since winter is coming, shold I wait till spring and check the CYA again? I am not really looking forward to drain water out , but if it has to be done I will do it.
Looking forward for any advice.
38x18 rectangular inground vinyl pool
TC ??? see above