So I've had (signature) pool setup for about 3-4 weeks now, and I decided to get a OTO test kit at the local pool store.
Based on about 1500 gallons, I've had the SWC set to run for an hour every day.
Yesterday, at 4pm, I tested the water and got 0.5 TC (maybe lower), and my pH was 8.2 (maybe higher).
I switched on the SWC and set it to run for 2 hours. About an hour later, I did the test again, with the exact same results.
The SWC seems to be happy with the salt content (40#'s), and I see the cloudy water that goes by the clear tube when it switches on, so it seems like it is working.
I have put zero chemicals in the water since I opened the pool, as before I found TFP, I was unaware that I needed to do anything else except run the SWC every day.
I have a K-2006 coming, but until then, I'm left with just the basic kit.
Should I first be adding Muraitic acid to lower the pH?
Is it weird that I see almost zero chlorine, but haven't had problems with things growing in the water?