Hello all. First, thank you everyone on the forum. This seems like a great site.
I have a new pool installed last year. I decided that I will give it a try to maintain the pool on my own this year. It seems not quite easy. Please respond. All comments will be appreciated.
40,000 gallon gunite with electric cover, polaris, sand filter, electric heater and Aquapure SWG. Opened May 20th. The pool people (the installers who also maintain) raised the water level, added salt and shocked it.
I got water testing done at local Leslie's June 1
As advised by them, I put in 8 lbs of dry acid and the repeat testing showed the following. (Also put the SWG into 24 hour boost)
As advised by Leslie's, I put in 80 lbs of calcium chloride and the repeat testing showed the following.
As advised by Leslie's, I put in 10 lbs of CYA x 2 over a few days and the repeat testing showed
At this point, everything looks good except for the chlorine. As indicated above, I ran the SWG in a 24 hour boost several days ago and am running it for 10 hours a day at 90 percent. Instead of coming up in level, chlorine now reads 0. I called the pool installer/maintenance guys who promptly came over to evaluate. They say that my CYA level is too low. That my chlorine is "burning up" as soon as it is made. I need to bring CYA level up to 70 - 80. That the SWG "looks" to be ok and functional. They also said that the FC level desired is 1 ppm for SWG pools.
Here is my assessment after reading through parts of this forum.
MY CYA level, although on the low side for SWG, is not bad. The SWG (although, the control box is on and the sensors apparently working as the salinity and temperature gauge are working) is malfunctioning and is not producing any FC. The FC level detected several days ago was left over from the initial shock with no more FC in the pool. I keep the electric pool cover on every night and days when cool (such as was the case the past few days here in new york). I got to get the FC level to desired level of 3, as per this forum.
What do I do at this point?