Hello Everyone, I have been snooping around the forums for a few weeks. I found you after scheduling an SWG install and figured I'd better get up to speed. Well I've been ingesting all the info just not sure I'm understanding it all and how all the bits relate to each other. I kind of expected the "pool guy" to get everything swim-ready.
Well they installed the generator, Shocked the pool and aid they would need to add a lot of Stabilizer to it as they said It's size would be stretching it as far as relying on 1 chlorine generator ( original estimates calculated the pool at 45K gal.). After that, I was told to wait 3 days and added the salt, once disolved, I started the Aqua-rite. 2 days later ( now) I am getting a reading of 3200 ppm of salt at the aqua rite.
Feeling a little left out in the cold, I went to a big box-style pool store to buy a simple test kit while I manage to buy a good one ($125 - ouch!) and a water sample.
readings ( french abbreviations so I hope it makes sense )
salt - 2900 ( my machine says 3200) so they say to add 40Kg but I will wait to see if it stabilizes.
CLL - 3 free chlorine
CLT - 3 Total chlorine
ph - 7.4
pha - 7.4
at - 110
aa - 110
ca - 110
Not too sure of the abbreviations as I said, but the final recommendation from them was that my system seemed in the right range and I should add 1 cup of ECO PLUS ( which is their product to raise the ph, then add 20 Kg (44lbs) of calcium to prevent corrosion in the pool. Then add the salt mentioned above.
I bought a 15 lbs tub because I thought 44 lbs was a bit much and am polling you for the first of many, to get your thoughts and feedback.
ps. I haven't added the calcium yet