Here are my current readings:
FC 7.0 (this little guy just doesn't come down. My Intex manual recommends running my pump/swg combo. for 6 hours a day and I'm down to 4 now--yet the FC is still high! The Intex SWG cannot be adjusted percentage wise--it is either On or Off)
T/A 120 (Based upon the pool calc.'s rec.s, I am attempting to lower ph tonight with 16oz.'s of muratic acid so I can get this number down some)
CYA 50 (I've been working on this one! Started with zero, climbing slowly...)
SALT 3,520 ppm
Here is my confusion:
Under the "Water Balance for SWG's" section of this site, TCP recommendations are as follows [In BLUE]. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING IN ALL CAP.S/RED IS INTEX'S RECOMMENDATION:
FC 3-5 ppm (8 hour run time or more) INTEX RECOMMENDS: 1-3PPM
PH 7.5-7.8 INTEX RECOMMENDS: 7.4-7.6
TA 60-90 INTEX RECOMMENDS: 100-140PPM
CH (for vinyl) 50 INTEX RECOMMENDS: 200-400PPM
CYA usually 70-80 (some manufacturer's recommend up to 100 ppm) INTEX RECOMMENDS: 30-50PPMSalt 200-400 ppm ABOVE recommened optimum level
The biggest areas of confusion, for me, are:
FC 3-5 vs. 1-3 (mine is 7 right now, that's really high according to Intex in particular)
PH is pretty close either way and mine (7.5) fits into either recommendation
TA 60-90 vs. 100-140 (this is a pretty big difference; my reading of 120 is fine according to Intex but according to TFP is quite a bit high
CH 50 vs. 200-400 WOW, big difference here. Again, I'm fine with Intex, but with TFP I'm fairly high at 110.
CYA 70-80 vs. 30-50 (Again, with Intex my 50 is as high as I should go, while with TFP, I'm not there yet.
Salt: Intex recommends 2,500-3,000 with 3,000 being optimal and TFP recommends 200-400 above recommended. Since I am at 3,520, I'm high for the Intex rec. and real close to the +400 mark recommended by TFP
Thus, you can see my confusion....should I just abandon the rec's by Intex and go with TFP? The TA, CH and CYA comparisons are quite wide....