Just ran my first full test this season, I have not had any issues so I have just been adding chlorine and checking PH and CYA once last week. If it ain't broke don't fix it, just tweak it a little.
Approx 10,000 gallons maybe 11,000 depending on calculation, vinyl Liner. I have been using 10,000 for calculations. Pool is clear and sparkly.
I have been adding liquid bleach about 24-32 oz per day and have a floater with 1 puck to try to bump my cya. Not doing much with all the rain we got. Honestly since I stopped using pucks I have not battled cloudy or tinted water the last 2 years so I am being cautious.
I am pretty much in line with the Trouble Free Pool recommendations in Pool Calculator. The TA should go from 60-70, otherwise it is in line.
Looking at traditional pool recommendations, there is a larger discrepancy. TA should go to 80 and CH to 200?
Why such a difference in the CH levels between the two, I would think TFP would be higher, but then I am not a chemist.
Anyway I have some alkalinity left over from the store, I assume it is the same as baking soda where I can add 28 oz volume. Would that be a fair assumption That the 'alkalinity' would be the same volume as baking soda?