Here are my current numbers.
I have been using TFP methods since August of 2013 and have been very pleased. I use a Liquidator and added Borates to help with the white scale issues that popped up immediately. Borates fixed that problem. My question has to do with the accumulation of salt concentration over time. Here's a list of facts associated with my situation.
1. We had a good deal of rain this past winter/spring to the extent that my CYA was very low. I tested at about 10ppm and took a sample to Leslie's to confirm. They tested at 20. However, they also reported TDS at 4500. I'm guessing the TDS number has quite a bit of salt in it, but I don't know how much.
2. I can notice a salty taste to my water.
3. I am noticing some degradation of some rock surfaces around my pool.
I know this post may be premature and I need to get a salt concentration test done, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen marked increases in salt concentration due to liquid chlorine use. I have a cartridge filter so I don't get any dilution due to backwashing. However, if my salt is high now, it was probably even higher before all of the rain diluted everything (my CH went from about 550 down to 450-460 from the rain).
I plan to seal the stone around my pool this winter, but I am also wondering if a switch to a generator is warranted. I'd rather not have to drain half my pool in order to deal with increasing salt levels.