I moved into a new house this spring and the pool has been open since mid-June. I found this site (thankfully) early on and have successfully got the BBB method working. I've got a couple of quick questions about the daily routine:
1) Do people usually only test before adding bleach and trust the calculator that the post-bleach level will be within in the desired range?
2) I have the k-2006 test kit. When testing for FC, is it necessary to swirl after each drop? My reading is consistently between 3.5-4.5 at night before adding bleach, so would it hamper the testing if I added four or five drops in a row at the beginning to speed it up. (I know it sounds lazy, but I get home at 10:00 most nights so every few seconds helps.)
3) When adding bleach, how do you apply it. I usually stand on the diving board and try to cover as much of the deep as possible. Should I worry about adding any to the shallow end or will the circulation take care of that for me.
4) How often do you do an OCLT test? My pool has been crystal clear and the FC hardly ever loses more than 3 FC a day so I think I am safe, but just wanted to check.
Thanks in advance for any advice!