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    Away from the pool for 4 weeks and just ordered SWG...

    Pool has been good for a while (thanks to what I learned here using BBB ) but having to travel too long my test numbers are now a bit low. Trying to get it back in order so I can comfortably install the compupool cpsc48 that I ordered today.

    What to do first?!?!

    So here are my test numbers:

    Fc - 5
    cc - .5 (or less, color in tube only had a 'tinge')
    ta - 60
    ch - 150
    cya - 50
    ph - 7.2

    As always...thanks! Gotta get these numbers in line so I can start adding the salt.
    Learning since 10/01/2008 --> 32,000 gallon free form, Unknown old 1 hp pump, Pentair Sand Filter, Raypak Heater

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    Re: Away from the pool for 4 weeks and just ordered SWG...

    You are fine to add salt at any time. Just be sure to get a salt test result to find your starting salt level.

    Do you have a plaster pool? If so your CH level is significantly too low. For use with a SWG, you want the CYA level around 70 to 80. Otherwise your numbers look fairly good.
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    Re: Away from the pool for 4 weeks and just ordered SWG...

    Thanks! That has to be the quickest response (4 minutes!)!

    Yep, I have a plaster pool. Not sure how the CH got so low from when it was tested over a month ago. I'll take another sample to confirm from water a bit deeper in the pool. Fortunately I have calcium hardness increases (25 lbs) from in the swim in the garage. Do you know what chemical that is recommended in the poolcalculator?

    So basically use the pool calculator for stabilizer and CH and I'll be ready for the SWG. Again, thanks!

    Oh yeah, will test test the salt prior to adding. Hoping it will help me find out that real volume of my pool.
    Learning since 10/01/2008 --> 32,000 gallon free form, Unknown old 1 hp pump, Pentair Sand Filter, Raypak Heater

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    Re: Away from the pool for 4 weeks and just ordered SWG...

    Pool store calcium increaser can be either calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate. Check the label, they should say which it is.
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