Hello, I'm posting for first time after hanging around here for several weeks reading posts, pool school, pool math, etc.
I live near the Space Center in FL and the weather has been extremely hot with no rain since I finished setting up my pool on 7-17-16. My pool is in direct sunlight almost all day and the water is very warm now. I bought my pool mainly for exercise purposes and to cool off in the heat, but I expect it to be up year round. I really like it!
I put a lot of work into the ground preparation, leveling and setup which has really paid off.
The water is very clear and sparkling. I just got back from pool store with their water testing results.
What they recommended was off from my Intex manual, the SWG manual, and your recommendations. I did not buy any products there. Earlier I bought Clorox stabilizer for salt water pools and a large package of Arm and Hammer baking soda based on the Intex test strips results. But it appears now I only actually need to run SWG longer and then add stabilizer to get the FC level up. Then re-test? The only thing I added so far was the initial salt and then some borax over a week ago to help raise ph after reading posts here & using test strip results. The borax made the water feel better. I am going to order one of your recommended quality test kits this week.