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    Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    I had planned to get my pool replstered this spriing but the highly recommended contractor is also HIGHLY busy and HIGHLY slow in responding
    So even though i signed contract over a month ago
    Ive given up on getting it doine this summer so I can use pool

    Due to pending drain and plaster AND my leak - I havent been using SWG and haven't kept up salt levels or honestly any levels except FC and PH

    Ive been using pucks AND Bleach
    This week I decided to stop leaving pool "on hold " and and added 400 lbs of salt and am using SWG for first time EVER.

    With SWG on 80% to prove it works and the pool running about 7 hours a day and the 2 pucks still in the pool the results are below

    Pool is clear, I do get a little green in the corner on the beach entry where its REALLY shallow and the water gets really warm.

    FC 7
    CC 0
    CYA a few days ago was 35 ish
    TA is 50
    CH 275

    Plan to lower the SWG % some since I want to leave the pucks for the stabilizer

    I have some cal hypo left over to help raise the CH
    and I think a couple pounds of soda

    What is the urgency to adjust these numbers ?
    What would you do ?

    Will be traveling some later in the summer and hope to leave the pool to its own devices for 2 weeks with SWG and pucks.
    Maybe find a friend to come check basic numbers in middle trip, maybe not.

    Ill also use this to track Salt loss due to leak:
    Added 10 bags of salt on Tuesday6/28 to raise salt from 1000 to 3300 ppm
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    if it was me, I would add CYA to 80 and only use SWG and stop using pucks, it is costing you more money using both.
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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    Thanks for reply

    Well the pucks were left by the previous owner
    a nearly full 100lb can
    it's about half full now and with the leak it's a free way to try to keep cya up

    i dumped a remaining 1lb of stabilizer in last night and remaining soda left from previous owner

    I'll retest tomorrow
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    ahhh, well that does make sense with a leak and you are emptying later this fall
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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    how do you know you have a leak? probably a dumb question but curious.
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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    well the 10,000 gallon water bill in Feb with no sprinklers running, started my investigation
    then did the bucket test,
    then noticed constant loss of salt and CYA ...
    All point to a leak
    Pool has an auto fil
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    Ive received another water bill and its less ... Which is confusing ... Good news though

    The salt PPM has held at 3300 till last night in the 1.5 inches of rain, the ppm is now 3200.
    We had a pretty big storm.

    So almost a week with no measurable salt loss is better than I figured ...

    Using this thread to track my salt loss ...
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    Salt down to 3100 according to the aqua pure

    2 weeks and a couple rains and its down approx 200 ppm
    not awful.
    I'll keep tracking it
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    I added a bag of salt today to bring it backup to 3300
    since Ill be traveling for a few days
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver_2000 View Post
    Ive received another water bill and its less ... Which is confusing ... Good news though

    The salt PPM has held at 3300 till last night in the 1.5 inches of rain, the ppm is now 3200.
    We had a pretty big storm.

    So almost a week with no measurable salt loss is better than I figured ...

    Using this thread to track my salt loss ...
    If your water bill is anything like mine, they only read the meter every other month, and they pretty much guess on the months in between. It makes it hard to track down high water usage.

    And rain won't make your salt go away, unless you are having to pump water out to keep the pool from overflowing.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    Salt PPM had fallen to 3100 so I added a 40 lb bag on 8/7

    back to 3300

    Is a bag a month a lot ?

    We did get some rain in the past month

    Reminder - the pool has auto fill and a drain to keep it from over filling from rain
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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    Depends on the rainfall. I add salt from time to time whenever I get a low salt error on my SWG.
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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    Down to 3000 ppm and added another bag before labor day party

    Had some rain but not a ton

    I guess a bag a month isnt awful
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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    Re: Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    down to 2700 today 45 days later
    Weve had some rain -
    Letting it drop some more since the pool will be too cold to run the SWG soon anyway
    Doug - New to me, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, It has 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter, 3 fiberstars lights pods. TF-100 test kit. The in pool light works but color wheel is lazy. Plaster needs redone. And an Aquapure chlorine generator, and access via iAqualink - Lots to learn.

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