New pool owner here - 20,000 gal inground gunite with pebble sheen finish. Since construction began last fall, I have found this site to be the single most informative and helpful resource for a new pool owner, and I'm dedicated to implementing the BBB method of pool care. After opening the pool last week and checking twice daily with my tf-100 kit, I have pH, chlorine, alkalinity, and CH all looking good; I also recently added CYA via the sock/skimmer method and will retest after 10 days have passed. Pool is clear and sparkling, so I generally could not be more happy with its present condition. (Though it was a bit strange seeing an inch of snow around the pool last Weds morning, but that is par for the course this winter in New England....)
My question is this: the "recommended level" part of Pool School advises that if you have "lots of direct sunlight . . . you should expect to need adjustments to these recommendations." My pool is in direct sunlight at least twelve hours a day. There literally are no trees or other obstructions blocking direct sunlight from sunrise until the sun begins to set. My aim so far has been FC of 4 and CYA of 30 per the chlorine/CYA chart. Should I increase those levels? Any and all advice is most appreciated!