I am in the process of installing a Pool Pilot Digital. Perhaps Sean and other experienced users can help with a few questions. My current water chemistry is as follows:
1. I am bringing my CYA level up. My pool is in the shade most of the day. Should I aim for a CYA level of 60 or raise it even higher?
2. AutoPilot recommends a salt level of 2,500 to 3,500. What is the disadvantage of going perhaps to 4,000?
3. I am measuring the salt level using the AquaChek test strips. The AutoPilot manual says you should contact the factory for a salt calibration solution. Is this necessary or generally recommended? What is the cost?
4. The manual says to add 2 lb (0.9 kg) Sodium Bromide (NaBr) per 2,000 gallons (7.5 m³) of water. Is this for all pools or just pools that are to be purified by bromide?
5. How does the salt sensor work? Does it calculate the salt level based on amps, volts, and temperature?
6. The manual says to increase purifier levels add Potassium Monopersulfate shock. I have never heard of this type of shock. Why would this be recommended over bleach or even hypo?
7. What is Lo-Chlor Salt Cell Protector Plus? Is it magnesium? If your calcium is on the low side is it necessary? Should you first determine if you have a scale problem before you purchase this? I sure hope that this product is not important; I live in a rural area with few pool stores. The first three web stores I checked do not carry this product.
I will be purchasing PVC pipes and other supplies starting tomorrow so wish me luck.posting.php?mode=post&f=21#