im pretty new here and im pretty new in the pool owning world.
i've read a lot and im starting to understand more the chimistry of the pool.
i did calculation with the pool calculator but im unshure if i used the good parameter.
first : i tell you my actual pool reading and guessing. you have to know that i just fill the pool after painting it. At the beginning i shock for 24 hour with the chlorinator, i run the pump and chlorinator 24h a day for the last 2 week. Now i run the SWG and the pump 12h a day. the swg is at minimum and chlorine occillate between 2-4. But im limited on the real number by my test,as it read only from 0 to 3 ppm after i guess on yellow intensity.
reading from a 15$ test kit
CL : 3
CH: guess at 140 ( from city number)
CYA: guess at 25 ( from pool calculator estimate using 6 lbs of isocyanuric acid)
Salt: Guess at 4200 ( from calculator )
1-i use a SWG. i cant figure how to consider the paint as plaster, vinyl, fiberglass?
2-the cya is a bit low i think i will raise it slowly
3- i wonder how badly i need more calcium to prevent corrosion.
4-is isocyanuric acid, is it the same as cyanuric acid, does it need more?
Actually the water is clear but at night, if i look at the underwater light, i see that the water has a haze. it might be du to the limit of filtration from sand filter. i know i put a bit too much salt, but this will go down with back wash and fill up.
i would like to have a taylor kit but im doomed since i live in canada and they seem hard to find. There is no Us merchant that want to ship here and TF-100 can't be shipped here too. the only i saw here was 3 time the price of the same US kit.
your advice are welcome,