Test results this morning:
CC - 0
pH - 7.3
TA - 60
CYA - 35
CH - 210
Water crystal clear on new fill thats going on 5 days old. I did have major water change yesterday as I dropped the water level down below skimmer and return to install second skimmer and return on opposite end, as I was unhappy with lack of skimming and circulation at other end. Water level back up to recommended level. My CYA was 40 before water change, now its 35.
I am losing ~3ppm FC every day with this pool and no one is swimming yet (PB said wait til saturday so sand under liner has plenty of packing time)
that seems high to me as with my old intex and no one swimming I only lost 1.5 ppm per day. Right now its taking 90 oz a day, which is 3/4 a bottle of 8.25% to maintain my FC, and im below 3ppm every morning! When we start actually swimming this thing will probably take a jug a day the rate its going.
Im thinking about taking CYA up to 50 since this pool sees direct sunlight from about 9 am to about 6-7 pm every day, as I think thats where my additional loss is coming from. It will only move my goal ppm up from 5 to 6 (I always split the difference on the TFP recommended goals on the pool calc and target in the middle of the range for my FC)
Since I work evening shift I test at 830-900 am every morning and add the required bleach for the day.
Thoughts on that before I go fill up a tube sock? I would like to get this pool down to only taking about 60 oz a day. (losing 2 ppm instead of 3)
EDIT - I know my TA is a little low too, i just havent had time to pick up some baking soda. Gonna do that today and aim it for ~80.