I got my 27' diameter above ground put up on 5/12/2010 and had her filled up late the following night. I had a Simple Chlore Chlorine Generator ordered and just got it all hooked up Monday PM 5/17/2010. I added 480# of salt (16K gallons x 27#/1000 gallons) and my generator does not appear to be working. The green light is not coming on. After running the pool pump with salt added for twenty four hours I took a water sample to a local pool supply place to have it tested since the chemicals I had left from my old kit were getting a little old. here are the results and their recommendations of the supply store:
FC - Free Chlorine = 0
CC - Combined Chlorine = 0
pH â = 7.2
TA - Total Alkalinity = 39
CH - Calcium Hardness = 49
CYA - Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer) = 0
Borates - (if you are using borates) = 0
Minerals = 3800
Total Alkalinity: 11.5 lbs. of balance Pack 100
PH: .25 lbs Lo âN Slo
Stabilizer: 7.5 lbs of Stabilizer 100
Total Hardness: 27.5 lbs. of Balance Pak 300
Sanitizer Residuals: 1.75 lbs of Super Soluble
Showing a 0 chlorine level I added a pool floater with some 1" pellets last night to try and get some chlorine in the pool.
I checked the PH this morning and according to my colored vial it was in the 6.8 range.
Should I just follow the pool supply stores recommendations or do you guys have any other ideas. I have 80 extra pounds of salt. The generator manufacturer says you sometimes have to run the salt conetent up a little to get it working. Should I add that?
Your help is greatly appreciated.