First, hi and thanks to all. I have been following this and another site very closely since we decide to install a pool this year, both sites have been very informative.
Here are my latest test results FC 1.0, TC 1.0, PH 7.6, TA 90, CH 160, CYA 0.
I have a taylor test kit. (K-2005)
Is my CH a little low? If so, what products do you reccomend. I currently have a large (unopened) pail of pool store brand Calcium increaser. It just seems a little pricey to me. (50lbs. for $80).
Also my CYA still reads 0 even though I have put in about 4 lbs. slowly by filling a nylon and putting it in the skimmer basket. I do not want to accidently add too much. Any suggestions for getting a good reading would be very much appreciated. I can not get the black dot to disappear.
Lastly, my PH tends to rise quite rapidly, I am using about a half gallon of muratic acid every 2 days. Is this normal? I have read that swcg's tend to raise the PH, but was not sure if this was excessive.