Guys and gals...last year after pool was installed balance was pretty consistent with the exception of PH which climbed like crazy every other day or so.
This year had to have pool drained and acid washed (long story but was planned with PB), and had fresh water dumped in. I've spent a couple of weeks trying to get everything balanced out again but it's still not ideal...or maybe I just don't think they are ideal.
5/17 tested at 9am
SWG was set for 30% with a run time of 4 hours early in the AM at 1750 GPM
I increased SWG to 60% with same run time and speed....added jugs of MA every couple of days (gone through 4 128oz jugs in the last week or so), also added 4 lbs of stabalizer to increase CYA. Logic was, sun was eating Chlorine, so needed to up CYA to protect against, and PH was rising so much because of new water combined with recent acid wash.
Results today...a week plus later (wanted to give CYA chance to mix throughout the pool, added via sock and skimmer method.
5/25 tested at 9am
I'm not sure why 4 lbs of stablizer didn't do much...other than the fact that maybe CYA was actually 0 and I assumed the lowest gradient of 20....so perhaps 4 lbs more (pool calc says 120oz) is needed. However on the CC/FC....not sure what I can do to increase this...or should I leave this alone while I adjust CYA to correct levels? Also, PH is still kicking my butt.....it was 7.2 3 days ago and today sky high (pool was used yesterday by 6 kids for a couple of hours and water features were on).
Anyway, any input appreciated....I'm thinking I will adjust PH and CYA and leave everything else alone for another week (except PH which I will test daily) and see where I'm at. Does this sound like a reasonable approach?