Had a rip in my liner and decided when I replaced it, I would start back with SWG system. Had been using bleach for last 3 seasons, but last one didn't go as well as first two, which went great. Anyway, bought a CompuPool CPSC48, a 240v timer, cut-out the tab chlorinator, installed the new equipment, and waited for liner. The guys cut in the returns, lights, pressure pump connection, and skimmers...yesterday.
We turned the pumps on and started circulating. He mixed 3 "scoops" of chlorine in a 5 gal bucket and put it in, along with 2 gallons of acid. I checked some chemistry and this is what I had:
CC: ? (My TFT100 no. 3 reagent bottle broke...all but a couple drops leaked out...but they didn't change the color)
I couldn't test salt, as I haven't ordered a kit yet, but I pushed the power on button on the CPSC48, scrolled to the Salt screen, and after a minute of calibration it said OK...went back to home screen and it started making chlorine at 70% by default.
I took (2) 3 lb. bottles of CYA and put each into a knee-high stocking and dropped (1) each in the skimmer baskets. Turned off the SWG as per instructions when adding chemicals. That's it.
Today I'm going to try to have the salt tested, because I think I must be on the low side (3000 ppm), but I'm glad I didn't add any more than I did yet, which was 560 lbs.
Once the CYA is dissolved I should have maybe 30 for a CYA reading, and will probably take it up slowly from there, as needed. I'd rather keep FC in the 2-3 range and think the SWG should be able to do that?
Everything seemed to sort of fall into place with no hiccups so I wanted to ask what's next, or what to look for. Water is clear but I hope to get it even more clear after a few days running the sand filter 24/7.
Thanks for your input.