Recent BBB convert here! With my brand new plaster pool only about a month old, I've put away the dichlor and trichlor chemicals the startup company gave me, yanked out my Nature2 cartridge and have now started following the BBB method. Although I'm finding I need to add bleach daily, I think in the long run it will still be a less expensive alternative.
I'm working on bumping up some of my chemical levels, based on info received from my previous posts, but I wanted to post my test results with my new TF-100 test kit and see what you all think. Having read just about everything I could on this site regarding the BBB method and correct pool chemistry, and using the Pool Calculator as my guide, I think I already know what I still need to adjust, but I was hoping for a second or third opinion - just to be sure I'm interpreting all of this correctly.
Here are my latest levels as of this morning:
FC - 5 (I think I still need to bump this to 6 based on CYA level, although this confuses me because I've read that you don't want to swim in anything higher than an FC of 3)
CC - 0 (trace amount)
TC - 5
pH - 7.5
TA - 110? I'm still trying to get the hang of this test in the TF100 kit. My HTH 6-way kit is telling me closer to 80.
CH - 210 (I believe I need to increase this with calcium chloride)
CYA - 50 (as of last test on 6/27)
My water is still crystal clear and overall the pool looks great. I'm probably being over-cautious about all of this but don't want my pool to turn into the green swamp I keep hearing about from others.