Testing with a Taylor FAD-DPD kit.
I have been following your suggestions for my pool using boric acid for borate and FC 3.5 - 5.5 range. Never has my pool been more beautiful. It is so crystal clear that I can see the bottom with clarity from my deck across a 33' pool expanse.
Now for my Pool School for Dummies question. I am not sure when to shock the pool. I have topped off the chlorine (106 oz 6%) to maintain a 5 to 5.5 range and very little fall out the next day to vacuum. I am losing .5 chloride per day due to sun and limited swimming, example, Monday 5.5,Tuesday 5, Wednesday 4.5, Thursday 4, Thurdays night top off 106 oz. 6% bleach. Friday 5.5, Saturday 5 , etc.
When I test my chloride (daily) and add the 5 drops of R-0003 the sample does not show pink, it gets a little greyer but never pink. I never used to R-0871 drops to get a CC number becasue I do not have a pink sample.
Am I doing ok or am I missing something?
Trouble free pools newby,