Have thoroughly enjoyed reading these forums previous to installing our new little Intex 16' X48 AGP. It was the kit the comes with the 1500 gph filter pump, cover, ladder, etc. I am a complete novice in all things pool, especially chemical balance.
We set it up Saturday morning and with the combination of the city water and our well, had it filled in about 7 hours or so. We have the Intex Saltwater generator set up and I added 120# of the Morton pool salt as per instructions. It says to wait 24 hours before using the SWG after adding salt, but after about 4 hours and the kids moving the water around VERY well, I figured it was certainly well dissolved. The water had a pretty good tinge of green and it was getting dark out. So I turned the SWG on and initially set it for 4 hours. After 4 hours, I ran the Boost cycle which allowed it to run all night and well into the next day. No "salt amount" errors, so far so good. The next morning, the water was crystal clear, I could NOT believe it! It ran for only 4 hours last night, but after doing water tests, I've found that the chlorine doesn't even register and I've still got a high Ph level.
So while the water is clear, I am concerned that I'm not getting the chlorine level up there. It's Monday and I turned on the boost cycle again to run all day. Should I just keep running the SWG and let it sort out or should I have given it some chemical "help" from the beginning?
Kids are really enjoying the pool and we've finally had some sun here to warm the water some. Went from 75 yesterday to almost 80 today.
Just don't know if I should keep running this saltwater machine continuous and see what happens or perhaps add a bit of chlorine and some acid to bring down the Ph so the machine can better maintain levels.
Thanks for any advice. This website is a blessing!