This year has been our latest pool opening in 15 years. We usually get the winter cover off and hook up things (except the solar panels) in mid April or so and then panels are a go about Mother's Day. Well, this year was COLD and we re-plumbed as well so I just kept debris out and kept the pool chlorine at shock level until the pump was ready to roll. FINALLY, I got everything good to go, started adding some top off salt today, put my steps in and ran my first tests of the year.
CYA: 20ppm (some still dissolving in a sock in pool at this time)
Salt level: 2520 -
water temp went from 54 - 64 today - our first full day of nice weather - 77 today with sunshine and a sunburn to show for it while I cleaned the pool deck and installed the steps, etc.
I haven't started up the SWG yet and will add more salt tomorrow, the TA always runs on the high side but we seem to do ok with our PH around 7.2-7.4
I'm glad all that seemed to go pretty well so far. BUT it is raining right now so who knows what our numbers will show in the morning.