We just got an AGP - Intex 18' x 52" set it up last weekend and attached the Intex SWG.
I followed their instructions and added about 175 lbs of pool salt let the filter run, etc. and then the next day (after the 24 hours) turned on the SWG. Added 1.5 lbs of CYA per the Intex manual instructions.
I only have the HTH 6-way test strips - which I think must be garbage after reading on this forum, but that's all I have for now so please bear with me.
After testing - the levels all showed up in the "good" range - except that there was 0 FC. My wife took water sample to pool store and they said that all the levels looked great and SWG won't generate FC until water temp is at least 72*. Gave her a small bag of shock treatment and said to add 1/2 of that to get chlorine level up. Next morning tested and it's around 4 ppm (again on test strip).
Over the weekend it was too cool to swim.
I tested water again yesterday - as it's starting to warm up and the kids want to swim in the pool. The FC was down to the 1/2 ppm on test strips. I have been running the SWG 2 hrs per night - per manual instructions.
I called Intex - they said that I should clean the cell on the SWG (brand new - 1 week old) with vinegar. The guy also said that water temp should not make a difference. I did that, ran it again overnight and this AM still 1/2 ppm on the FC.
Test strip results:
Any thoughts or suggestions? Did I get a bad SWG? Am I worrying too much?
Oh -climate: Omaha, NE