I was a pool newbie last year. We bought our house on August 1, 2014. I have been using this method since day one and my water was better than I ever dreamed. I never knew pool water could be so beautiful. I felt fairly comfortable with testing, my equipment, and my methods.
Over the winter I went through pool school 4-5 times and this year I feel like I have gotten my Masters degree! This year I am playing with my numbers and I think I have found my sweet spot. I run some DE in my filter (also last year) and the water clarity is blowing last years away and I have to believe it is my levels.
The only thing I have added this year is bleach and two pucks. I have had significant dumping with all of the rain. I was trying to keep my CYA at around 35 but with all the rain it keeps dropping. We are in for another week of rain so I am going to leave it alone for now. I am watching it though because I am in AR and my pool gets full sun all day.
Are these levels acceptable or am I missing something? I am perfectly happy with water quality but the idea of borating keeps calling me.