Hello. First post here. I have a 33,000 gallon pool with a new SGS Breeze 540 salt generator (generator model designed for up to 40,000 gallons) Sand filter and Variable speed pump installed about 3 weeks ago. After taking samples to two different pool stores about 20 times over the past three weeks I finally have all of my chemical levels looking good except for my chlorine levels. Here is my latest report.
Free Available Chlorine = 0
Total Available Chlorine = 0
Salt = 4,200 (salt generator manufacturer wants this 4,000 to 4,500)
Calcium Hardness = 250
Cyanuric Acid = 80 (salt generator manual says they want this between 20 and 30 but when I called them they said 80 is fine. Also 80 is in the normal range of both pool store tests) I've also read that a high CYA level can cause your pool to require more chlorine??Total Alkalinity = 80
PH = 7.4
Copper = 0
Iron = 0
Phosphates = 0
Nitrates = 0
I was having a low flow problem with the salt generator last week. The generator was not producing any chlorine and I figured out the salt generator has a flow sensor which turns it off if it senses low flow but I fixed that last week and it's been producing chlorine on "boost mode" for the past 3 to 4 days.
I also added 4 bags of chlorine shock this past Monday and still no chlorine. The pool is crystal clear and looks great. I live in New York and the temps have been in the 70' and 80's for the past two weeks so I think the pool temp is high enough for the salt generator to create chlorine.
I don't know what else to do. I do know a lot more about pools then I did before and the only thing I know of right now is that I'm kicking myself for converting to a salt water system from chlorine. I've spent about $600 on chemicals this season already which is twice the amount I spent by the end of last season.