This is my last test:
CYA= I haven't tested yet, but I've added enough acid to get it to 30.
The TA test has consistantly put me in that 50, so I added 16oz of baking soda tonight, less than the pool calculator suggested, but I'm taking it easy. I'll test again in the morning.
So, on to vacation...I know my CYA is still low, but I thought since I plan to be gone for such a long period of time I'd float dichlor in the pool to chlorinate and get more CYA in there and then top the CYA off once we get home. Unfortunately, I don't really have anyone to check on the pool. I haven't put all these numbers in at the bottom of the pool calculator yet, but I think I've got a pretty good grasp on it, but know I can come back here if I have questions. Does this sound like a good plan?
13, 500 gallons
Hayward sand filter/2 speed with timer
and yes I'm testing with a Taylor!