CH 50 -- but I don't believe this number because our area has hard water
(and when I was using an HTH 6-way test a few years back, the total hardness was so high that I had difficulty with the test)
I just added 121 oz of 8.25% bleach tonight. Pump is on a timer, set to run on low for 6 hours at night. It's maybe 2 hours into its cycle right now. Up until today, my CC was no more than 0.5. What do I need to do to get my CC back down?
I've added over 6 lbs of baking soda over the last 1 1/2 weeks trying to get the alkalinity up. I believe I need to add more to get it to TFP recommended value of 100. Once I get that up, will my pH stabilize more? Or is that the battle I will fight all the time? I can get it up to 7.4 and then it will go back down to 7.0. It tends to hover around 7.0-7.2 most days without changing anything CYA is a little low still; added 4 lbs of CYA a week ago. I tested CYA about 4 days ago and I rechecked it tonight, it has not changed. Will it continue to rise even though it's already been a week since it was added? I also have some old pucks that I could float in the pool if that could help get the CYA up some more.