I have been reading this forum for a couple months ever since I put an offer on a house with a pool. Well, it is finally a week away and I went over there and stole some water to test. First off, it is a 13-15k Salt pool. I just checked out the Equipment and I will post pics soon so you guys can tell me what I have but, it looks like a Hayward DE filter 6020 i think. T-CELL-15 Chlorinator, Aqua Logic system, looks like an extra pump for the polaris. Water looks pretty good. I did notice that the cell is running at 100% so that has me a bit concerned. I hope a cleaning and adding a bit more salt will help.
Here are my test results with TF-100 Kit, I tested at the hottest part of the day it was 102 outside:
FC - 3
CC - Maybe .5 (turned very slightly pink)
CYA - 60
CH - 175-200
TA - 160
PH - 8.2
Salt - 3200
So My thoughts are to completely clean the filter and take out the SWG and clean it as well. Then slightly raise the CYA to 70 or 80. Throw a ton (using pool math of course) MA in to lower the PH to about 7.2, run the water features like crazy to get TA down and repeat. Does that sound right?
The Aqua Logic said salt was 2700, should I add any?
Also, CH seems low, but it does have a spa so should I raise it any?
I had a pool inspector out and he said there is one valve actuator that is bad. That should be easy to replace an the spa blower is bad, which should be easy as well. However, the spa side control is bad too. Can I use the existing wiring on that if I get a replacement unit?
Thank you all for this amazing forum!