Hello all. I have a 30000 gallon in ground pool with an aUTO pILOT SALT GENERATOR SC 48. I just opened the pool, the water looked pretty clear excelt for some dirt that got in from the cover.I ran the filter 48 hours straight, the pool is crystal clear. I brought in a test sample to the pool store . The below are the results oh the first 24 hours i boosted the pool so the booster was on the first 24 hours of the 48.
FREE CHLOR 4.2PPM 1.0 - 3.0PPM
TOTAL CHLOR 4.3PPM 1.0 - 3.0 PPM
COMBINED CHLOR 0.1PPM 0.0 - 0.5PPM
PH 7.7 7.2 - 7.8
HARDNESS 170 PPM 200 -500PPM
ALKALINITY 90 PPM 100 - 140 PPM
CYANURIC ACID 5 PPM 30 - 150 PPM
SALT 2010 2500 - 3500 PPM
I was told this is what I should add
200 pounds of salt(diretly into deep end of pool), then right after 15 pounds of proteam alkalinity up(broadcst around perimeter of pool). then wait two hours then add 20 pounds of pro team calcium up(diluted through the skimmer). then 2 hours later 50 pounds ocean breeze salt support.
Here are my questions. Well first off I did the salt, alk and calcium. My question for the salt support is that i read on the forums that it is the same thing as pro team uv shield. is this true. The salt support was $90 for a 25 lb tub and I needed two. Last season I used uv shield. The salesman at the store said I should only be using salt support because it is made specifically for salt water generators. I read also on the forums that haviland which makes both brands just marketed that ocean breeze name to make it look like its made strictly for SWG's. DO I use this salt support stuff or can I use something else? Like the uv shield. Also I was told by a relative that I can get calcium chloride flakes from home depot for a lot cheaper and it is the same as pro teams calcium up and also that I can buy 50 pound bag of baking soda because that is the same as alkalinity up. Is this true?? LAstly, i read on the forums that calcium is really not needed in a vinyl lined pool. Is this true? the only reason they said to use the calcium or to worry about it is because of the salt geberators warranty. if calcium is off will it dameage the cell by scaling it? thanks for all your help.?