I am new to the forum and new to salt water pools. We have a new pool that has been completed for about 2 months now. I am having issues with it maintaining any chlorine levels and I am looking for advice on what to try next.
Here is what I have been doing, and my equipment.
Hayward Omnilogic system with a Hayward T-Cell 15
Initially I had this set to 50% chlorinating and the chlorine levels were always .20 or maybe even 0. PH was high at 7.8 or 8 and Alkalinity was at 100ppm. Salt was at 2900ppm. I have been adding liquid chlorine to try and bring the levels up but it is only temporarily, and adding acid to bring the ph down. I added one more bag of salt to bring total salt to 3100-3200ppm
10 days ago I bumped the generator up to 75% and we went on vacation. I came back last night and just tested the water. Chlorine was still at 0. PH was high again at 7.8 or 8.0 and alkalinity was still in the good range at 110ppm. Instant salt shows 2892 and average salt at 3215ppm.
I am going to go buy more liquid chlorine and add it in, but something seems to be amiss in my opinion if I cannot get any chlorine to generate. The equipment deinitely shows that it is generating chlorine though.
I have now bumped the generator up to 100%. I do not know if this is normal for a 20,000 gal pool.
Any advice would be appreciated!