I just did a full set of tests and here are my results:
PH 7.7 (adding acid weekly)
ALK 130 (up from 120)
water looks good with a bit of daily silt on the bottom from nearby dirt construction.
I am definitely in the school of preventing a problem rather than dealing with one later. That being said....should I lower my Alk? Should I raise my CYA? The label on the stabilizer recommends 20-25ppm CYA with 1-4 ppm CL. Does anyone here really maintain those #s? Where is everyone the happiest? Thanks.