Just finishing the construction of our first pool! Love the forum and all the info, but Dave encouraged me to post my first water test results here to see what folks would suggest. Water has been in the pool for several weeks during construction. Pump has been running about a week and we just got the salt level to roughly 3400ppm so the SWG has been operating for about 18 hrs at 20% (didn't know where to set it yet). Water looks pretty good.
Here are the test results:
CYA - 35-40
CL (via drop test) - 2
PH (via drop test) - 8.2
FC - 2
CC - 0.5
TA - 150 (water turned red at 130 and 140, was really a light pink.. definitive red at 150)
The only chemicals in the pool are the salt, 18# of PH stabilizer that our pool installer told us to add (the bucket says NOTHING about what is in it), and a couple bottles of bleach added Wed and Thursday evening this week.
Certainly looking forward to feedback