Well...more like 8-9 days, but who's counting?
Pool finished filling on Sat, 4/21. Spent the first half of the week getting things into the ball park with test strips and BBB. (Well..just B actually...no .BB was needed).
TF Test kit arrived Thursday (and man is that thing AWESOME).
Weather warmed up nicely for the weekend. Got enough done on the deck by yesterday afternoon that we could jump in, and jump in we did!
After adding about an inch of water this morning, and giving that time to mix around, did a complete round of tests. Here's the results, and a bit of commentary.
pH = 8 : Going to chalk this one up to the massive amounts of splashing yesterday from 3 kids and one big fat man jumping off the new deck...repeatedly. Tossed in 26oz of Dry Acid this morning. it's been running between 7.6-7.8 all week, with tendency to climb a bit over a few days, but nothing unmanageable.
FC = 2.5 : No worries. Been keeping it around 5, had lots of bathers and sunlight yesterday. Quite happy with this number. Poured in 67 oz of 6% this morning.
CC = 0 :
TA = 150 : Neither concerned nor surprised by this. We have fairly high TA tap water around here (fabulous for most aquariums *heh*) and we don't typically see too many problems associated with it in other areas (washing, pond, aquariums, etc). It probably goes a ways in explaining the "pH creep" mentioned above, but nothing that can't be handled with due attention. Eventually, I suppose, it'll come down over the months, as I keep bringing the pH back in line.
CH = 190 :
CYA : 40
So there you go. Not really any questions or anything (though I sure won't turn down any enlightened commentary from the experts *heh*), as I feel comfortable with those numbers and the reasons behind them.
I suppose I just felt like sharing.