The service man from PB came by today to startup the SWCG for the first time and the Chlorine was already 3.2 and pH was 7.5. He asked my son what product we were using and my son said Clorox, and Muriatic Acid. The Pool Tech said no you are not using Clorox. He said that since the container did not say for pool use then it would void the warrantee if something goes wrong. So my son told him that we used chlorine and he was happy. We bought the liquid Clorox 8.25% at SAMs. We had also added a couple of 3" pucks to the skimmer. On this forum it is suggested to use Clorox. I told my son that the Pool Tech had just added 11 sacks of salt (NaCl) to the pool the day before and Clorox was Sodium Hypoclorite (NaClO) which was much better than using Calcium Hypochlorite (CaOCl) in a salt water pool. The Chorine is now 5.0 so I guess the generator is working. We reduced the setting from 60% to 20% on the Pentair IC60 for the rest of the night and will check the chlorine level again tomorrow.
Why would the PB not want me to use Clorox?
Isn't Chlorine Chlorine?