Happy Independence Day to the US. Just did another full test today. These are are the results:
FC 2.5 ppm
CC 0.5 ppm
TC .03 ppm
TA = 160
CH = 300
The FC seemed low, so I put in a 3" chlorine puck in the floating chlorine dispenser. Should I put in more than one puck at a time? The pool guy usually put in four per week in the dispenser, but he only checked the pool once per week. Since I'm here, I can check more frequently. This is my first week going solo and taking care of the pool myself.
I understand the pucks are bad because they cause CYA to accumulate. Unfortunately, I just bought an 25 pound bucket. I haven't opened it yet, so I guess I could send it back, but shipping will cost a fortune. I think I'll try to use it up and then switch to the liquid bleach method.
Finally, the pH is high, so I guess I should also add more muriatic acid as well.