I have a new TF-100 test kit. New pool, hence new plaster (PebbleSheen). Plastered on 7/30.14 and filled on 7/31. I keep knocking down the ph every couple of days. That's fairly straight forward, but my real issue is my FC.
I am burning through my FC during the day. Water is crystal clear. No CC. But man, I'm burning through bleach. Also, I cannot pass the OCLT. I'm losing 1.5 - 2 ppm FC during the night.
I've got a bit of a break right now because the builder just added more tabs into the feeder. But in a few days, I'll be back to adding bleach 3 to 5 times a day (or I'll drop under minimum target level).
I have read to not SLAM new plaster. When can I start my SLAM? How long do I need to wait? A total of 30 days (WAG)? I know I can bump up my CYA level and that will help in the short term, but I don't really want to do that for the long term. At least not much beyond 40.
Here is a pic of my water:
The last full test results are:
FC - 6
CC - 0
CH - 300
TA - 100
CYA - 30
Ph - 7.5
Not bad right? But, I will come back and test in 4 hours and FC will be 1 (or none). So, I want to SLAM so I don't have to add bleach all the time since I don't always work from home.
Thoughts? Advice? How long do I need to wait? Thank you!