Hi TFP community. My neighbor has a pool that he has had a lot of problems with, and I was wondering if you guys can help me try to get him corrected.
Please disregard my signature because I am troubleshooting for a neighbor. Here are his specs:
he actually has a very nice set-up and pool with much better automated equipment.
around 25,000 gallon gunite pool
SWG set to 60%
2 speed pump
pH regulator set at 7.5
We used TF-100 testkit on Sunday. His results:
salt: 2600 (he had check cell light on).
That day, we added:
80 lbs of salt (Pool math said to use 120 lbs to get it to 3200)---this should've brought it to 3000
6 lbs of CYA (Pool math said to use 8 lbs to get it to 70)---should've brought to 60
111 oz of 8.25% bleach (Pool math said to use around 167 oz).---should've brought to 4.5
Today, our test results:
pH: did not test
salt: 2800 (his SWG read 3000).
CYA: ~40 (I know it takes a week to fully register)
He has his SWG running at 60% when his pump is running. Questions:
1. Why is his FC still so low? I know that his CYA is low so that does not help his FC situation, but I would assume that he would have at least 2-3 FC if he's running his SWG at 60%, right?
2. I told him to bump it up to 100% for the next 24 hours to see if it raises his FC. Is this correct advice?
3. Is his equipment malfunctioning?
I appreciate any advice. As you can see from my number of posts, I'm still a newbie, but I've learned a lot through TFP and Pool School. I think I'm steering him on the right track with adding the correct chemicals, but not sure why some of the numbers (especially FC) are still off.