I am a pool newbie and having issues with high chlorine levels using the sense and dispense by Hayward. Here is my current water test from this morning at store
TDS:3600 (not sure what this is)
Tot Chlorine :10 (Control Panel shows ORP 600 mv)
Free Chlorine: 10
PH: 8.1 (Control Panel shows 7.5, I went ahead and added about a qrt of acid, per store recommendation)
Tot Alkalinity: 123
Adj Total Alk: 98
My main concern is the chlorine level of the pool. The water is clear and no algea is present. I currently run the pumps from 8:30am 12:30pm at 85% and then from 12:30pm to 10:45pm at 45%. The Hayward rep from the Houston area set these run times up. I checked the configuration of the sense and dispense and it is set to 650 mv. Isn't this supposed to be what the system maintains the chlorine level at? The past couple of days I have noticed on our remote that the filters are running when they are not supposed to. There is a message on the remote that reads ORP extended "Filter On". Why would this be if my chlorine levels are so high? When it comes to levels who do you trust, the pool store or the control panel? Any assistance would be appreciated.