We are planning on putting in a pretty big pool (~40,000 gallons) and I'm now second guessing my decision to do the stenner pump. I had originally wanted a SWG because of the feel of the water and the automation, but a PB scared me off of it by saying that it drives up the ph and I'd be adding acid all the time.
Our pool will not have any of the normal factors that would preclude a SWG. We'll be doing precast concrete coping and concrete decking, with no rock anywhere, so that's not the issue. I guess I'm scared of the acid comment. I'm even considering a stenner pump for acid, but that's a different issue!
There is also the consideration of the pool size, and finding the right size SWG that wouldn't be maxed out, as I've heard it recommended to 1.5-2x the size of the salt cell. Conversely, even with a stenner pump and a container for the bleach, how much bleach am I going to have to be buying to chlorinate this size pool? Which seems to be the more convenient way to go?
Does anyone have any thoughts or recommendations for my situation? I don't have a test kit yet but plan to get one to keep the pool once we build it. Would it help to know what my tap water's TA is ahead of time in order to make a better decision about controlling ph with a SWG? It's all still kind of Greek to me, but I thought I read something about that correlation.
Thanks for your help...I need it!