I am looking for some direction. I've been a pool-owner for about 2 weeks. Done a lot of research so far so I know what I need to do, just need some help on getting there. I also have a few peripheral qs. My test kits will be here later this week, so I'm at the mercy of my local PAP. They've tested my water twice in the last week, most recently last night, after I added 2 qts of acid Sunday morning. 2 bags of salt were added on 4/5/16. Please let me know if I'm missing anything and thanks to anyone who takes the time to look this over and gives an opinion.
I have an IG concrete pool. For some reason it's listed as 13k gallon with PAP but after some measuring, I believe it's closer to 15-19k. Depth is pretty hard to accurately measure, so that's the variance for my numbers. The water is crystal clear and has been since we first saw the house back in Feb. It gets a lot of direct sunlight most of the day even though it's caged. It has a small <600 gallon hot tub adjoined. All equipment is in really good shape (visually).
All equip is Hayward
navigator pro - brand new
C48L2N134B1 super pump
star clear plus filter - cartridge size is 125
aqua rite SWG - cell size is T9 - cell is brand new
200k btu heater - propane (spa only)
water restriction is 2 days per week
FC - no clue
TC - 3.0
PH - 7.6
TA - 100
CH - 250
CYA - 70
salt - 3500, same as the SWG reads
I know that my TA and CH are high, I just need specific instructions on lowering. The chems are blowing my mind.
The pump runs from 9am-5pm. The Navigator runs that whole time. Is this correct or should I limit this and just let the skimmer run? Skimmer valve is half closed. What kind of maintenance should I do be doing to the Nav?
Do I need to do any additional scrubbing besides walls and tiles?
Can I trust the salt reading on the SWG or the drop test, when I get it?
I turned pump off when I cleaned the pump basket, but it still gurgled until I put the lid back and turned it back on. What did I do wrong?
Is it ok to let out excess air from the cartridge when I happen to be over there?
How often should I check my chems once my kits arrive?
Please let me know if any pics are needed.
Thanks again and I'm sure I'll have more qs soon.