I'm Mike from Fresno and my wife and I just moved into a new house that contains a large (30,000 gallons, L shaped, 43ft by 31ft and widest and longest points, with two separate shallow ends) and older (1981) inground pool and spa. We've already replaced the 200,000 btu heater and added a new pump, filter and blower from Pentair and the spa is up and running. Still working on some electrical issues to finally get everything working but home to have it going soon. We have a polaris, looks to be 7-10 years old and just got a new pentair booster pump to run it. Also have the pentair automation with remote.
Apparently the first mistake I've already made (maybe?) was buying the LaMotte ColorQ Pro7. Free chlorine and total chlorine registered too high for the device to quantify (not sure if it's supposed to be inside at night as I did) and the CYA is also off the register high. Other number s were Ph 7.7, Alk 158 and Calc hardness 285.
Anyway, I am grateful for this site and for the blog that led me here. Thank you for all of your wisdom!
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