We have been using our pool for a few days, and I keep having to add more bleach after these hot days with lots of use (4 kids, 3-4 adults 5 hours a day). I have my sock of CYA in the pool, but my test strips aren't showing any increase yet. Waiting for a better test kit to come in the mail, but in the meantime these are my numbers (hth test strips):
FC: 0 (for now, but I can usually get it up to 3 by adding bleach at the end of the day)
TA: 120-180 (got this down to 80 by lowering pH, but both numbers keep rising after using the pool)
I haven't run the boost cycle on my SWG since I added bleach at startup. Do I need to do this? Should I just expect this to keep happening until my CYA increases? Do I need to do something different?