I have been in the process of installing the intellitouch system along with the intellichlor and intelliph. After getting everything installed, I started the pump and SWG to make sure everything turned on. The SWG then showed that the salt content of the water was good, which struck me as odd as I had yet to add salt to the pool. I shut everything down and tested my water. Here are the results I came up with using my testing kit:
I did not have any salt water test strips with me last night, so I took my water to Leslie's to get tested. The numbers they came up with ran pretty well with what I got. Their results for the things I didnt test with my kit are as follows:
Salt: 2500 PPM
CH: 1000+ (he stopped at 1000)
In prior seasons we have used bleach to treat our pool. The PH in our pool has a tendency to rise (8+ is not monitored), so I add liquid acid on a regular basis. My question concerns the calcium and phosphates. Will these high numbers affect my SWG performance? Should I drain some pool water to bring these numbers down or is there another treatment that I should try? We live in West Texas with very hard water and are in the midst of a severe drought. From prior reading on this board, I am guessing my high salt content is due to the use of bleach over the past few years without any rain.