I recently picked up a home with a pool. I first want to thank this site for being so helpful and a huge $$$ saver so far. I have been able to pick up my TFTesting kit and pool chemicals from a local chemical company. I use Haas 12% bleach and muriatic acid.
Any ways I was wondering why my PH creeps up very slowly. I add like 12 oz of muriatic every 2-3 months. PH gets a bit higher than 7.8 so I add a bit to reel it in to the 7.5-7.8 range. My CYA is a bit on the high side but I get bleach for about 7 bucks a gallon. I use like 1 gallon a month so with our recent drought here in Norcal I figured I would be a nice guy and not dump water even though we are not metered.
Here are my recent test results. I am about 6 test in and the numbers are pretty consistent.
PH = 7.5
FC= 6 ppm
CC= less than .05 ppm
TC= 6.5 ppm
I appreciate any suggestions.