Here are my test results after the second round of CYA addition. TF100 test kit.
On dates 5.19 and 5.26, these are the 4th days after I put the CYA sock into the pool (they dissolved within a day). Also, around 5.21.15, I turned my pump/heater on for 8 hours a day, running at 50% on SWG. Previously, the pool store had me set this to 24/7 at 50% SWG, but from TFP, you guys told me that running my pump 24/7 was too much so I scaled back to running 8 hours a day from around 10 am - 6 pm. I did a backwash before I tested on 5.22. My numbers are below.
Date 5.13 5.19 5.22 5.26
Salt 3600 3200 3200 2800-3200
FC 7.5 7 7.5 8
CC 0.5 0 0 NA
TC 8 7 7.5 NA
CH ~175 150-250 N/A 150
TA 70 80 70 80
CYA 0-20 ~35 ~35 ~45
pH 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
Based on "Water Balance for SWGs", I am within the normal range for most of these; however, I am still trying to get my CYA levels up to where it needs to be. I think I will have to do a 3rd round of CYA sock to get it around 70. Here are some questions:
1. Should I be concerned that my FC is getting a little higher at 8 ppm? I guess it would be normal since my Shock FC is also rising?
2. I'm pretty sure my salt test came in at 2800 today, but I did another test and it came in at 3200. Should I be concerned that my salt level is dropping? Is this due to running my SWG less and that I should turn my SWG from 50% to around 65% since I'm only running 8 hours a day compared to 24/7?
3. I'm incrementing my CYA about 20-25 each week so that I do not overshoot my goal.
What do you guys think? Thanks for all the help.