Hehe well sort of.
So my pool was a disaster last year with a CYA over 200 all all sorts of issues. Right in the midst of all that, my Hayward chlorinator got gummed up and quit working. So I changed that out to a Pentair myself late in the season, and around the same time discovered the TFPC method and changed over to that this year. So I did a partial drain and refill and got the CYA down to 40 for the start of the season (it was 80 when I closed but that's another subject...)
So this year things are going well. I just checked my numbers (Taylor 2006), and here they are:
The water is crystal clear. So I used to fight with acidic pH, and now it slowly floats up. It will float up to 7.9/8.0 and I'll have to do dry acid every few weeks or so, quite manageable. My plan is to run Trichlor only when I'm traveling for work, which is occasional. However, I've never actually run the Pentair for very long, so I don't even know where to set it to. I know my daily chlorine demand averages right at 2 ppm. So my plan is to run the chlorinator for 1 week with no liquid bleach to accomplish the following:
1) Find a decent chlorinator setting that will maintain chlorine for a week. Heck, find out if the thing even works.
2) Bump my CYA back up to 43 (35 + 2 ppm * 7 days * .6 ppm). My pool gets no shade and has a light swimmer load. I feel 35 might be a tad low, if I could get my chlorine demand down to 1.5 ppm / day that would be great.
3) Pull the pH back down
Hopefully this is a good plan. I think it's easier to adjust a chlorinator when everything is dialed in already with no excessive chlorine demand issues going on.