Before I get into my comment. My apologies to the Mermaid TFP moderator. I circumvented the forum when I shouldn't have. Thank you for the advice.
Anyway, my slightly acidic pH actually didn't need a pH increaser. The heavy rains must have diluted the acid and brought the level back up, way up. The pH is now too high. Nice. I'm going to test tomorrow and and the appropriate acid amount if needed.
Also, my chlorine level is now too high when last week it was a tad low. I guess cleaning my salt cell and adding cya coupled with running the filter at 100% chlorine for 8 hours per day pushed it up. The 100% chlorine setting level wasn't previously adding much due to the cell being dirty and the service light coming on/off due to air scavenging from an ozonator that I've since disabled. I'm sure there are people cringing and/or laughing at my process, but I've learned a ton this past month especially being a 1st time pool owner. My pool chemical levels in the near future will all be in "ideal" range.
Once I get it into a decent range for most/all of the chemicals and given that the pump/filter etc. is working correctly, should I expect to "babysit" my pool to keep it in an ideal state?