Finally getting things dialed in. Pool is about 8 days old. I'm having a hard time getting cya up and don't want to overshot it. My target is 40. Over the last week I've added 33 oz by volume of granular cya and PB put in a gallon of liquid conditioner. The last 16 oz I put in a sock 2 days ago. I seem to be stuck at 28. It was 28 after I put the first 17 oz now 28 after latest 16 oz. Any clue?
I was finding that almost all my FC would get eaten up during the day. If I got it to 6 in the morning it would be 1 by the evening. I've now set up a Stenner to dose 21.25 oz of 10% bleach at 6am, 10 am, 2pm, and 6pm. It's run that way for 2 days now. I test at about 8am and 8pm. Yesterday it was 7.5 in the morning and 6.5 in the evening. Today it was 7 in the morning and 6.5 tonight. So my dosing schedule seems to be holding a fairly constant level throughout the day. I know it's higher than target. I'm dialing things in and didn't want it to fall too low. Should I try dialing it back a bit at this point so I'm hitting 5 at a low test? By my calculations using pool math I'm currently dosing about 85 oz of bleach per day and the FC is remaining mostly constant based on my testing. By my math the pool is eating about 4.9 PPM chlorine per day.
I'm adding 30 oz MA each morning and evening which is keeping my ph testing between 7.5 and 7.8 prior to each addition. I think pH rise is from it being a new pool, spa has spillover, and PB has me running pump 24x7 right now. I calculate the pump on its current schedule is pumping about 85,000 gallons per day.