I'm back! I posted a while back for the first time when we first purchased the pool and I was all paranoid about the installers. Everything worked out great and the pool is finally up and running. Now, to get the chemicals all figured out...
We put 8 40lb. bags of salt in the pool and currently have a level of 3400, which I believe is dead on, correct? Today I dug out the test strips they sent me. They are "Pool Check 4+". They test Total Alkalinity, Free Chlorine, pH, and Cyanuric Acid. The first 3 appear to be in the "ok" range, but the Cyanuric Acid matches the "0" range. I have a 7 lb. container of Salt Water Stabilizer (active ingredient: Cyanuric Acid). The label says the ideal range is 60-80 ppm, and for a 10,000 gallon pool, I should add 3.5 lbs. of this stuff.
Issue #1: On The Pool Factory website, there is conflicting information on how many gallons my pool actually is. In the advertisement area for the pool, it says 10,500 gallons, but in the how to area, where they have a chart of how much salt to add for size pool w/gallons, it says 12,500 gallons. (We followed the 12,500 gallon guidelines when adding the salt).
So, if we go by 12,500 gallons, and a starting Cyanuric Acid level of 0, should I add about 4.5 lbs.?
*Disclaimer: I am not a math wiz, or a techie, so please keep it simple! THANKS!!