Hi guys, completed a pebblesheen replaster about 6 weeks ago. Thanks to TFP, my test kit and lots of testing my water chem is dialed in. Now it's been 30+ days and finally time to add salt! I haven't seen any particular startup instructions for salt in this forum so I'm asking here. The PebbleTech rep was out to the house and she gave me the instructions below.
DAY BEFORE SALT ADDITION
Backwash, add DE
Test pool water. Adjust the following parameters:
Free chlorine to at least 2 ppm
Lower pH to about 7.0 7.2
Just make sure the rest are within the following:
Total alkalinity 90 110 ppm
Calcium hardness 180 250 ppm
Cyanuric acid 30 50 ppm
Also add 2 quarts of Jacks Magic Purple Stuff. Brush the whole pool. Leave equipment running 24/7.
DAY OF SALT ADDITION
Check pH and make sure it is 7.0 7.2
Add salt (preferably granular form) and no more than 2 3 bags at a time.
Brush until dissolved and add 2-3 more.
Only add about 2/3 of what is recommended. Brush until completely dissolved leave equipment running 24/7.
Test water for Free chlorine, pH and salt ppm
Make adjustments as necessary, first to chlorine then pH and then finally add salt (if needed) run 24/7.
Retest to verify proper readings. Reschedule pool to run normal schedule. You still may need to test
daily for the next 2-3 days to get the chlorine regulated to the proper percentage.