The criteria for completion include FC loss of <1ppm but I haven't stumbled across anything that helps quantify how miserably one is failing the test. If I missed it somewhere, sorry.
For the last two nights my OCLT has been between 3-4ppm. How bad is that?
I'll admit, I'm being kind of a lazy SLAM, more of a slap or an evil stare. This is the case because I work all day and there has never been any green. i only started to SLAM because I got bored/curious and ran an OFCL test while getting reacquainted with my TF-100. I've been doing it for 4 days with no change.
The pool has only been setup for 3 weeks. Since the moment I got over 75% filled I started adding granular dichlor to raise both FC and CYA till I ran out. Then started adding 3" trichlor pucks to continue the process. I don't think FC has ever been below Min for the estimated amount of CYA I had. Perhaps I was wrong.
I am fairly certain that the three things I'm doing wrong with both SLAM and OCLT test are 1) only testing early morning and after the sun goes down, 2) I probably need to target night time FC level so that next morning is still at shock level 3) I've been turning off my pump overnight rather than being smart and letting it run with both copper and salt cell unplugged. I do leave the pump on, cell working, and trichlor puck in the skimmer basket during the day while at work.
Last two nights went like this:
Monday night - FC = 12
Tuesday morning - FC = 9
<Tuesday-day = ran SWG 5 hours - about 1/2 8oz trichlor puck dissolved>
Tuesday night = FC = 12.5
Wednesday morning - FC = 8
<today SWG on 12 hours - probably another 1/2 8oz puck will dissolve>
CC was 1 the other day, been .5 since.
Ph 7.8 [edited]
CYA - 25 tested, 35 calculated via Pool Calculator (since i'm still adding, figure it won't show up in test for a week)
Borates = 50ppm
Does anyone have any further suggestion, or prodding? Do you think that if I just kick up the chlorine a bit more, like 16ppm, and run the pump all the time that it'll clear up pretty quickly?
Below are two pics. I don't know if they qualify as dull or not. Of course pics are difficult evaluate from.