Luckily I discovered this forum early into residence of our new home that came with a pool just about the time I was to head off to the pool store for some help. Lucky escape I suspect.
We've had the pool for about 12 weeks now. The first month was a mess with cloudy water / chlorine pucks and all sorts of panic & fear but I think I've got a handle on it now.
I wanted to check the amount of bleach and acid I'm adding is in the right ballpark for a 10,000gallon pool in Maryland at this time of year.
My readings have been stable for about 8 weeks as below taken at around 8am daily.
I've been adding about 60oz of 8.25 bleach (initially home depot and more recently clorox) daily to keep the FC at around 4 during the day. Regardless each morning it measures around 1 - 1.5ppm again. I tried adding 120oz daily to see if I could reduce the daily drop off to be less severe but it didn't seem to make any difference and just nudged my pH up towards 8 so Ive returned to 60oz. Over a couple of weeks the pH slowly drifts up to around 7.8 when I add some acid to drop it back to 7.4.
The pool is clear and costs aren't so crazy but just wanted verification this is in the normal range for area/size/etc
thanks in adv
PS Pool is used by two adults daily for 30minutes-ish. No kids / urinating etc.