I've finished the swap from Baquacil about a week ago now, and am loving the benefits of chlorine. After I passed the OCLT I've added 64oz of stabilizer to the pool, which by my math should take me up to around 20ppm of CYA. So far I'm starting to see the CYA show up in the tests, but I'm a hair short each time. I've got another bucket of stabilizer ready to go, however we should be closing the pool in less than a month. I'm guessing we will have at least one more swim party next week on labor day, however for the most part at this time it will just be one or two people swimming. I've found myself adding maybe 8 cups of bleach a day to stay around a 5FC level, and the lowest I've dropped so far is around a 3FC mark.
Which would you suggest......
1. Add the other 64oz of stabilizer to the pool bringing me around a 40ppm level and go with that into next season. We don't drain much of the water, if any each winter. We do however end up adding a few thousand gallons each spring however.
2. Keep the extra bucket of stabilizer tucked away somewhere and save it till next season. I'll end up using more bleach this way, but may as well keep the levels low over the winter and save the stabilizer for next spring.