I really thought I had a handle on the chemistry thing. Numbers were:
Temp. 84 deg
I'm adding Muriatic Acid nearly weekly, but I'm not too worried about it. This year we've been hit with an Oak Pollen Armageddon. Despite the fact that the pool has a solar cover. I'm finding pollen mixed throughout the sides and floor of the pool. I find it hard to believe, but the filter looks like this:
No biggie, I brush alot and it mostly seems to clear.
Here's a pic with a gentle brush swipe to remove the pollen:
My FC levels are bouncing around alot and I adjust the salt water generator a bunch, but eventually they're 2 and then two days later, zero!!! I add some bleach to get it back to 5, but something is clearly wrong.
Poking around the Aquarite Goldline saltwater generator panel reveals its functioning erratically. It registers instant salt at zero ppm and changes the cell type from T3/5/9/15 randomly and intermittently sends current to the cell. Gotta call in to the builder, etc. etc.
I'm figuring out I don't have a pollen problem. The water is now cloudy and greenish.
My CYA is still at 50, so it looks like I'm shocking to a FC of 30 ppm for over 24 hours. I plan to leave the noodles, etc. in the pool and the cover on. I don't have a great way to clean the solar cover separately. I'm also gonna clean the light housing. I presume I kill the breaker to it, remove the housing screws and start cleaning while the chlorine level is high.
Any suggestions regarding the cover, light, or anything else I'm missing?