This weekend my 27' (17k gallon) AGP was setup as a salt system. Saturday I dumped in town water (no chlorine) 340 pounds of salt and 5 pounds of cyanuric acid (mostly dissolved in a bucket of hot water.) Right now my SWG is generating chlorine and the stats are the following from a AquaChek dip strip:
Total Chlorine 1
Free Chlorine .5-1
Cyanuric Acid (either 0 or 30-50)
I know the first order of business is to get a better test kit, which I ordered the Taylor 2000 test, but I am wondering why the CYA is so low. Is around 1 pound per 5k gallons the proper dose, or do I need more? It seems like the Aqua Rite manual suggests 10 pounds of CYA for a 17K gallon pool.