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Thread: The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea

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    The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea

    Subject quote by Isek Dinesen...

    Today we're talking about the next step in the Sciz Milson pool. Almost time for salt.

    I did a strip test this morning and came up with app. 500 ppm as a baseline. The chart from the swcg manual calculates to the addition of 304 lbs of salt for the 12,500 gallon pool to obtain the recommended 3400 ppm.

    Questions:

    1. Should I add the salt in 2 - 3 increments with testing in between? I was thinking 100 lbs at a time.
    2. Should I leave the pump/filter on filter or recirc during the salt addition process?
    3. Should I go ahead and raise the CYA now (prior to salt addition), or wait until the swcg is fully operational and producing chlorine?

    Thanks for any tips/tricks/comments/questions in advance.

    Best,

    Sciz
    Completed March 1, 2013. 12,500 gallon IG Lagoon Style w/swimout, walk-in steps, 15' x 30' x 3' - 5', Gunite, Wet Edge Technologies, Pebble Sheen - Northshore Tahoe, 2" Tennessee Fieldstone Coping, Belgard Country Blend Pavers, 1.5 HP Superflo, 19" Tagelus Filter, IC-20 SWCG.

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    Re: The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the

    I would add about 3/4s of the salt, give it 24 hours to mix in, test again and adjust from there.

    The pump should be run continuously for 24 hours after each addition of salt.

    I would start raising the CYA level now, but not all the way up to the SWG target level. Aim for a CYA level of 60 for the moment.
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    Re: The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the

    Thanks for the tips!

    Best,

    Sciz
    Completed March 1, 2013. 12,500 gallon IG Lagoon Style w/swimout, walk-in steps, 15' x 30' x 3' - 5', Gunite, Wet Edge Technologies, Pebble Sheen - Northshore Tahoe, 2" Tennessee Fieldstone Coping, Belgard Country Blend Pavers, 1.5 HP Superflo, 19" Tagelus Filter, IC-20 SWCG.

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