Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: First results after adding Salt

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    93

    First results after adding Salt

    Hello folks,

    So it's been a week since I added salt. Here are the results below.

    FC-2.0
    CC-Zero
    TC-2.0
    CH-50
    TA-140
    CYA-80
    PH-7.8
    CL/BR-Zero
    Salt-2800ppm

    Last Sunday I added (6) bags of Morton salt from Walmart. I have the Intellichlor SWG set at 80%...model IC15.

    Should my FC be this low? Is this a direct result of the SWG replacing the chlorine?

    I'm headed over to Poolmath now to see what's missing.

    Thanks all for your valuable input.

    P.s. the water is very clear...

    12,000 Gal,IG Vinyl,Pentair 1HP Dynamo,Pentair SD40,Pentair Intellichlor SWG,Dolphin Nautilus, TF-100


    15x30 Oval 13,500 Gal, IG Vinyl built Fall 2015,
    TF-100 test kit
    Pentair Sand Dollar 40 Pump & Filter System 1HP Dynamo
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Dolphin Nautilus

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    93

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    OK...just did Poolmath.....

    Looks like (2) 40lb bags of Salt to achieve levels of 3500ppm and 60oz of Chlorine @8.25%?

    Does this sound correct everyone?

    Thanks for your help.

    12,000 Gal,IG Vinyl,Pentair 1HP Dynamo,Pentair SD40,Pentair Intellichlor SWG,Dolphin Nautilus, TF-100


    15x30 Oval 13,500 Gal, IG Vinyl built Fall 2015,
    TF-100 test kit
    Pentair Sand Dollar 40 Pump & Filter System 1HP Dynamo
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Dolphin Nautilus

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Richard320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)
    Posts
    18,768

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Seems about right. If the FC was low when you fired up the SWG, it will take a while to build. Give it a hand with bleach and then try raising the SWG% or the pump run time so it produces a little more.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    93

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Thanks Richard. I just added the chlorine. Time for the Salt now.

    I'll dial in the SWG to 100% and keep the pump running for 9hours. Test levels again maybe Wednesday?

    Lastly, I have not backwashed during this whole process...running at 100psi

    12,000 Gal,IG Vinyl,Pentair 1HP Dynamo,Pentair SD40,Pentair Intellichlor SWG,Dolphin Nautilus, TF-100


    15x30 Oval 13,500 Gal, IG Vinyl built Fall 2015,
    TF-100 test kit
    Pentair Sand Dollar 40 Pump & Filter System 1HP Dynamo
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Dolphin Nautilus

  5. Back To Top    #5


    TFP Guide

    cowboycasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Fletcher, OK
    Posts
    3,346

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Quote Originally Posted by derryank View Post
    Thanks Richard. I just added the chlorine. Time for the Salt now.

    I'll dial in the SWG to 100% and keep the pump running for 9hours. Test levels again maybe Wednesday?

    Lastly, I have not backwashed during this whole process...running at 100psi

    12,000 Gal,IG Vinyl,Pentair 1HP Dynamo,Pentair SD40,Pentair Intellichlor SWG,Dolphin Nautilus, TF-100
    I hope that was a keyboard misprint and you're not at 100 PSI, maybe 10??
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
    links: pool school * Recommended-Levels * SLAM * CYA chart * Test kits * How To Post Pictures * Poolmath * OCLT ** Support your website if we helped you :) **

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    93

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    I hope that was a keyboard misprint and you're not at 100 PSI, maybe 10??
    Very good Cowboy...my bad...10psi is correct. Good catch

    12,000 Gal,IG Vinyl,Pentair 1HP Dynamo,Pentair SD40,Pentair Intellichlor SWG,Dolphin Nautilus, TF-100


    15x30 Oval 13,500 Gal, IG Vinyl built Fall 2015,
    TF-100 test kit
    Pentair Sand Dollar 40 Pump & Filter System 1HP Dynamo
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Dolphin Nautilus

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    93

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Hello folks,
    So here are the results from this evenings test below. As suggested on Sunday, I added the chlorine and two bags of salt.


    FC-3.5
    CC-Zero
    TC-3.5
    CH-50
    TA-130
    CYA-70
    PH-7.8
    CL/BR 3-6
    Salt-3800ppm

    The CYA has dipped a little. I was hoping that the FC would be slightly higher.

    Any suggestions? Planning on having quite a bit of activity in the pool this weekend....at last!!!

    I think the numbers are swimmable? Would love to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks....P.s. my TFP shirt arrived today-i'll proudly display it this weekend at the pool parties!!

    12,000 Gal,IG Vinyl,Pentair 1HP Dynamo,Pentair SD40,Pentair Intellichlor SWG,Dolphin Nautilus, TF-100


    15x30 Oval 13,500 Gal, IG Vinyl built Fall 2015,
    TF-100 test kit
    Pentair Sand Dollar 40 Pump & Filter System 1HP Dynamo
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Dolphin Nautilus

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Land O Lakes, FL
    Posts
    526

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    For the weekend, you could bump up the FC with bleach.
    Matt
    2016 Pool Build: 12k IG Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Travertine Coping & Pavers, Pentair IntelliFlo, Intellichlor, Easytouch, Clean & Clear 320, Heliocol Solar - TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    SWG Run Time Calculator

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    93

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Hi Richard-I just followed one of your link on another thread about SWG and CYA...WOW-i've a severe headache...

    That said-my take away is, there is a fine line between CYA and FC levels combined with the SWG output. Specific to each pool is what I'm getting at.

    I'm satisfied with the current levels in the pool. Just wanted to hear your feedback.

    Thanks for your help.


    15x30 Oval 13,500 Gal, IG Vinyl built Fall 2015,
    TF-100 test kit
    Pentair Sand Dollar 40 Pump & Filter System 1HP Dynamo
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Dolphin Nautilus

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    4,052

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Plain Solar Salt for water softeners is a little cheaper, just a hint.

    Diamond Crystal Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt-100012454 - The Home Depot
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
    If TFP has helped you, please click to SUPPORT TFP!

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    93

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Thanks Robbie...this is similar to what I purchased.

    Appreciate the tip

    12,000 Gal,IG Vinyl,Pentair 1HP Dynamo,Pentair SD40,Pentair Intellichlor SWG,Dolphin Nautilus, TF-100


    15x30 Oval 13,500 Gal, IG Vinyl built Fall 2015,
    TF-100 test kit
    Pentair Sand Dollar 40 Pump & Filter System 1HP Dynamo
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Dolphin Nautilus

  12. Back To Top    #12
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,994

    Re: First results after adding Salt

    Quote Originally Posted by mgmoore7 View Post
    For the weekend, you could bump up the FC with bleach.
    +1, I always add a jug of bleach before and after big swim days, and sometimes in the middle if there are kids swimming ALL day. A jug of 8.25% bleach adds 4 ppm FC to my pool. And remember that it is safe to swim with FC up to shock level for your CYA. We swam for a couple of weeks last summer with FC at 28 ppm and nobody even noticed. Chlorine is your friend. I've had the solar cover on the pool warming it up for the weekend and it's been cloudy so my FC is up to 15.5 ppm this morning. Just about right for the 85-88 degree sunny mega-swim days that are about to happen this weekend.
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •