I'm going to get my 24 feet AG pool installed on Monday or Tuesday. I will also have a SWG (Aqua Trol). I read a lot here and everywhere about how to operate a pool with a SWG and I get a bit confused because all terms and even basic things are new to me (this is my first pool). I wnat to learn!!!
I would like if someone could give me the first few big important things to know when I start the maintenance of my pool with SWG. For instance:
- I know I will have to go to the pool store to get my water analyze and then add the products I need in order to get water balance, etc. But, how often should I wait to get my first sample of water? After that, how often (every day, every two days, etc.) do I have to do that?
- Can I use kit to test my water and get all info I need or is it always better to go to the pool store because they have better analyze than what a kit can do?
- I read a lot about the PH getting low when using a SWG. Don't ask me what is exactly the PH, I don't know, I 'm hoping that the guys at the pool store will explain to me. I just heard that when the PH gets low, I have to add products to control the PH level. Can someone give me more info on that particular point?
- What is CYA? I read it is very important to add CYA when you use a SWG? Could someone give me more info on that?
Any tips that is important to know for a new pool owner is welcome