I have an indoor pool in Lenexa, KS, 53,550 gallons with sand filter, 3 sides of the pool are above ground and one side is not, painted cement interior finish, flow rate is 150. I should also mention our salt is 5,000 ppm per manufacters recommendation.
We are currently looking to expand our hours to 6:00 am to 8:00 pm at night. I am wondering how I should set my day up for water testing. I have about 50 users from 8:00 to 12:00 and then 50 useres from 2:00 to 4:00 and I am unsure what the afternoon will hold since we have not been open during that time. I am thinking I should close the pool from 12:00 to 2:00 to allow for any chemicals I would need to add and vacuum time each day. I am just unsure if I need to do an am, mid day, pm test -- is this overkill or will I need it to stay in balance. I am always fighting pH raising and I think I will need the middle of the day to add muratic acid to keep it in check. I also need to show my administration proof of what is recommended to keep the pool running safely and effectively.
I have looked in my CPO book and it really does not say much -- up to the operator.
Thanks for any help you can give me!