So, after a year of no major problems running my SWG pool with minor pool store advice, I just transitioned to TFP method and chemistry. Family has made complaints of stinging eyes, and "chlorine smell nuisance".
Pool is crystal clear. If I threw a quarter in the 8ft deep end, heads or tails could be easily seen.
July 23, first TF100 test:
FC 16 (from strips, I knew it was 5+, but did not expect 16!)
FC 4 (targeting 5, minimum 3)
pH 7.4 ish (between colors, a best guess...slightly less than 7.5)
TA 65 (drop at 60 changes to grey, but not red until the 70 drop)
CYA 60-70ish, hard to be exact.
Added 53oz of liquid bleach a week ago while getting SWG dialed in.
Salt is around 2800, just added more tonight to target 3000-3100, I do not check salt level often, only needs a bag or two per season after spring startup.
Is the stinging eyes thing normal with correct chemistry? If not, any ideas of cause? I believe my chemistry is mostly in line with guide here, and seems in line with AutoPilot recommendations well, although I am over FC by 1.
I know I want my pH a bit higher, but would think it's in range for comfortable swimming.