Our brand new pool has been up and running for around a month now. Things are going well (as far as I can tell). I'm testing and skimming daily, and running the pump around 4-6 hours per day.The water is clear, chemical levels seems to be in range and holding steady:
pH - 7.8
TC- 3 to 5 ppm
TA - 80
CYA - 50
1. Its crazy hot and sunny right now in Texas, and the TC seems to drop around 2-3 ppm over a 24 hour period (less than 1ppm drop overnight). From reading around in the forums here that seems to be fairly normal, but I wanted to check with you all and confirm.
2. I'm currently using store brand bleach (8.25%), at around $2.94 per bottle. I've seen references to folks getting 5 gallon containers of bleach. Where do you all find those? I've called local pool stores and janitorial supply stores but no dice. What kind of store would have that kind of thing for cheap?
3. How often do you all vacuum the pool? Is this a daily, weekly or as needed thing?
Thanks for the awesome resource that is this website and community!!