Back about 3 years ago we had a swimming pool installed. I had been around swimming pools for years, but never had the ultimate privilege, or opportunity to care for one. Getting a pool gave me plenty of opportunity. For the first year everything went well for the most part. The second year things got a little hairy. By the third year I was back on track with keeping everything just about right.
We purchase all the chemicals at the end of the year before so that we can save a little money the next year. We also decided to purchase an electronic tester. It made it so that we didn’t have to have individual ph meters, chlorine meters, and alkalinity meters.
One of the tricks I learned from my neighbor is that when opening our pool we now use @8 bags of shock, and run the pool for @24 hours. The pool will go from green to cloudy overnight.
What do you use, and how reliable is it for you? Have you ever used an electronic tester? How did it work for you?