I'm about 5 months into 1st time pool ownership, and need a little insight on setting up the parameters of my Turbo Cell T15 SWG. My pool is a pool/spa combo with spillover, est. 12,500 gallons. Controller is Goldline Aqua Logic PS-4. Pump is a Jandy Stealth 1.5 HP, 120 gpm.
Here's some background: The system was in disrepair when I bought the house. The SWG (T15) and pump were both shot. I replaced the pump and had a local pool company come in and empty and clean the pool, refill it and get the chemical balance right. They have continued doing my chemical and filter maintenance, chlorine addition has been via a floating dispenser. I decided last week to get the Salt Water system operational. I couldn't get a call back from my pool company, so I decided to do it myself. I took a sample into Leslies and found my chlorine at 0 ppm and my pH at 8.0. Went home and found my chlorine dispenser empty, 4 days after my last pool company visit. I fired my pool company. I know I can do at least that good, haha!
So, long story short, I added salt and muriatic acid per Leslies instruction, and with the salt level in range I installed a new salt cell. Since the chlorine level had been at 0, I let it run 24 hours straight to catch up and then had it tested again. The chlorine reading is now off the scale high. I'm running it in spillover with the SWG off to let the level come down. Once it gets back in range, I'll be running the system 8 hours per day, 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the heat of the Arizona afternoon. The SWG has output settings for the pool and for the spa, currently both are at 100% (that is as-found). Does anyone have insight on what settings I should dial in so I'm not chasing my chlorine level around for the next 6 months?