My testing kit (Taylor K-2006 Complete FAS-DPD chlorine) arrived today so here we go with the slam. I've been pool stored since setting up 5/1/16 which has been a costly hot mess to be quite honest. (He was saying my chlorine was fine as long as it was between 1 and 4 ppm while the whole time my CYA has been steadily rising because of using the pucks.) I have thrown everything I was told previously out the window and am excited to regain control of my wallet using the TFPC method. I have read a TON on this and am feeling pretty confident but figured I would start a thread with everything I am doing as I go in case I get messed up. lol.
Tested my water at 11 am and here are the results:
CYA = 60 ppm
FC = 2.4 ppm
CC = 0 (but I think I may have done it wrong with this being my first time to test because in afternoon at 4:30 I did have CC of 0.6 ppm)
PH = 7.8 (lowered to 7.2 using 50 oz muriatic acid)
TA = 170 ppm (aerating to lower and used 50 oz muriatic acid for PH)
CH = 80 ppm
Went to town and stocked up on bleach and muriatic acid. Came home and retested at 4:30 pm CC = 0.6 ppm, FC = 1.8 ppm, and PH = 7.2. I didn't recheck the TA. Hmmm. Maybe I should have. What do you guys think?
At 4:30 pm I added 411 oz of 8.25% liquid chlorine to begin the slam based on Pool Math. I am about to go vacuum, brush, and skim and pull every thing including the ladder out to clean them. I will be retesting at 6:30 pm to check my chlorine to see if I need to add more.
Thank you all so much for everything you contribute to this forum!
Edited to add more readings:
7-21-16 6:30 pm FC = 24.5
7-21-16 10:30 pm FC = 24.5
7-22-16 6:30 am FC = 24 CC = 1.5
7-22-16 Noon FC =19.5 CC = 1.0 (added 83 oz bleach)
7-22-16 5 pm FC = 21 CC = 0.5 (added 56 oz bleach) also I am filling my pool more so I anticipate the need for more chlorine.