I'm new to this group, just joined on the weekend and have already learned enough to know that Testing Testing Testing is my #1 priority so I am busily devouring the Pool School articles on here - very well written they are I have to say, they set out the requirements very well.
While I set myself up with a good testing kit I have an initial question.
I have a SWG and I found the very helpful page in Pool School regarding water balance for SWG owners which I have read and made notes on for my own conditions.
On that page it advised me to check my manufacturer's manual of my chlorinator unit for correct settings which I duly did and I have identified some discrepancies between the manual and what is recommended here so I wanted to ask for advice (although I'm pretty sure I will get told to listen to advice from here over my manual, but you never know !!).
The discrepancies I have noted are as follows:
- Salt: My SWG manual recommends 4000 ppm, the advice here seems to be 3000 - 3200 ppm
- Cyanuric Acid: My manual suggests a level of 50 (and even quotes the Australian standard as being 30 - 50). I have already picked up a very strong message from this site even after my short time here that 70 - 80 is the right answer for this important measure and also that this measure is one that SWG owners commonly get wrong and is a frequent cause of problems. I am keen to get this number correct !
Those were the main 2 discrepancies I identified. everything else seems to match up.
I just want to make sure that my first step is understanding what my correct measurements *should* be - then I can worry about getting there.
Thanks in advance for any tips - I'm hoping to learn a lot from being here.