Let me start with giving my starting numbers and what I've done so far.
TA - 110
PH - 7.4
CH - 60
SLAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM target FC over 16
FC - 5.5
added 2 gallons and 3quarts of bleach
8pm Fc 22.5
9am FC 14.5
added 1 gallon of bleach (projected fc 19.5 9am)
FC 12pm 12.5
added 1.5 gallons
FC 27 @10:30pm
FC - 23 7am
FC 16 10:30am (sunny)
CC - 0
added 2 gallons of bleach (projected fc 26)
As you can see, I am raising the FC up pretty high so it can maintain it's minimum level (16) throughout the day, is this safe and ok to do? The problem is I am running out of reagent fast and my replacement won't be here until next week so I can't test every hour. According to today's readings it's losing about 2ppm every hour, is that normal? The water is crystal clear and I see no signs of algae (i had a very mild case to begin with). My other question is what would you recommend raising my cya level to after the SLAM is complete? I am losing massive amounts of chlorine to the sun each day, there is no shade at all on the pool and it gets sun from 10am to about 7pm. Also, if you see anything I should be doing better or different, please advise!
Edit: I have a 1HP 3000GPH sand filter now, I will update my signature when the website works better.