I'm a new pool owner with a SWG. We opened it last fall and didn't do anything other than brush the gunite surface before it was closed for the season. A few weeks ago, the pool company put the salt in for the first time, but they didn't add any CYA. I've since added some. I just had my results by the local pool store and this is what they told me:
Chlorine 3 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids: 3500
How do those numbers look? I know I have to increase my CYA. The guy at the store suggested bringing it up to 40, but I believe that's about half of what is suggested in here.
The plaster is still curing and causing the pH to rise, so should I try to bring it down lower?
The guy at the pool store said all the results looked good, except the CYA, but I want to know the real truth!!