I have an Intex AGP, 18X9X52 (4600 gallons) and it has been up for about one week, filter and SWG running for about a total of 5 hours which I just got running yesterday. I tested the water today (using test strips until my kit comes) and everything looked good except for the Alk (0 ppm) and PH (6.0 or lower). I will re-test with the new kit, but assuming it reads the same should I give the filtration/SWG some time before adding baking soda and borax?
I wasn't quite sure how soon I would get accurate readings on those considering the filter and SWG have only been running for a short amount of time.
Also, by my calculations I would need to add approx. 8 pounds of baking soda to bring the ALK in line, test again and if reading is good, test PH and add borax if needed.
Am I correct in thinking the PH will raise with the ALK? If I needed to adjust PH from where it is now my calculation says I would need to add 99 pounds of borax. Crazy...
My copper was 0 and FC .5-1 (hard to tell).
I hope I have provided enough info for you.
Any clarification would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!