Hi from Southern Indiana!

bmoreswim

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Welcome to TFP Clueless! Yes a lot to learn but it will become second nature before long. Order a recommended test kit and here's a few links to get you started. Accurate self-testing with a proper test kit (one with a FAS-DPD chlorine test) is the core of having a trouble free pool.

For the test kit, I recommend the TF-100 XL with Speedstir from tftestkits.net. TF-100 Test Kit ™

Test Kits Compared
ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
FC/CYA Chart

When you have a minute, please complete a signature like mine noting your pool and equipment details. It will help folks here provide detailed responses. Feel free to start any threads in the appropriate forum.