so i had to wait a while to get the electrician in to open the pool. i had to wait even longer for the pb to actually open it. so about 2 weeks went by with the water not circulating.
here are my logs from those days. i immediately SLAMed the pool and brushed all aspects every day.
ph fc cya cc ta ch 7.2 0 0 0 0 0 open, no pump 6.8 10 20 0 0 0 SLAM, no pump 7 30 0 90 50 SLAM, no pump 7 0.5 SLAM, no pump, OFCL 7.8 9 30 0.5 SLAM, no pump, OFCL 7.5 7 30 0.5 7.2 6.5 25 0.5 70-80 SLAM, no pump added 1.5 jugs of chlorine 7 1 added 2 jugs of chlorine 11 30 0.5 7.2 11 0.25 added 1 jug chlorine 8.5 added 1 jug chlorine 12 1 12.5 1.5 10 1.5 added .5 jug 7.5 13 0.5 100 75
so far so good. not bad for standing water for several weeks, right? since i opened, it went down from 13 to 10 and then 10 to 7.5, so in full sun about 3ppm loss of chlorine per day. but during this time i was running my swg @ 80% for 12 hours.
i'm a bit concerned, given i have a salt system (which i forgot to add to my dang signature), of running a cya between 60-80. but i remember reading a post from a mod where that's always better than dealing with a bloom, and i'm inclined to agree.
i have a parallel thread going in the pumping section, about trying to get the lowest possible pump speed, so i gotta figure how that relates to my salt water generator; my goal is to run that at the lowest setting possible to maximize its life but i'd rather it die sooner than deal with blooms. also, does flow matter at all? meaning whether i'm running the pump at low or high speed, it still generates the same FC, right, i can only lower % by running pump longer?