I just got the water checked at the pool store and they are trying to get me to raise the total alkalinity to at least 120 for a salt pool. The pool is an Intex above ground 15x48". The recommendations here are for 60-80 which is what I was shooting for by aerating the water. I'm curious why the recommendations are so different. They were disappointed when I didn't buy the alkalinity increaser. I did buy some other stuff, so not a loss for them.
I have had issues getting it to clear up, but think I am almost there now. I believe that some of the pool store advice (using nothing but trichlor tablets and then a copper algaecide) were not helping much.
I was also checking my tests with my new TFT kit as well as getting a salt readout as I am about to start the salt generator and, as yet, don['t have a way to check salt levels.
My readings vs. theirs were:
Thanks in advance!