I hope this post finds everyone well and enjoying summer...
I've done extensive reading on this forum (amazing) and I think I know what is going to be said but nonetheless I don't want to bait anyone's response and was hoping for a little help.
I have a SWG (Pool Pilot Dig-220) with a RC35/22 cell. The cell is around 1 - 1.5 years old and the Dig-220 was replaced only last year. We use (and thus heat) our pool all year (have 2 little ones) and right now its at 86 degrees, which is pretty much what I keep it on.
Typically, the maintenance on my pool is minimal. A cup of acid every week or so, a bag of salt every so often and the usual stabilizer etc... In the 4 years I've owned the house / pool I've had a single bout of algae which went away fairly quickly and was down to the cell packing up...
Anyway - the other day I noticed some yellow algae on the sides of the pool, not much but I wanted to get ahead of it. I took a sample to the pool shop and they read a chlorine level of 1PPM and low salt.
I added a bag of salt, a packet of stop yellow and 1 jug of chlorine yesterday afternoon.
I took another sample back this morning and my chlorine was 0PPM, salt was 3000. I didn't want to add chlorine as I wanted to make sure my system was working so when I got back I put the system on boost.
Took another sample around 4PM and TC:1ppm C:1ppm CC:0ppm pH:7.6 TA:115ppm CH:295ppm Stab:60 ppm - salt is 3000ppm
The guys suggested that the system being on boost should have generated more...
Here is my issue though.
I'm seeing 19v with 6.5A from my cell and I do see bubbles coming out of the vents when the generator is on (don't see any when generator is off but pump is still running).
The yellow algae has gone but I'm concerned that my system is not generating chlorine.
Pool is 10'000 gallons.
I also did my own drop tests this afternoon and I got chlorine at around 1.5ppm - 2ppm, a little higher than the pool shop and in the "ideal" range according to my drop tests - and I did 2 separate tests with 2 separate kits and 2 sets of reagents.
Hence why I'm additional concerned / confused.
Does anyone have any thoughts / suggestions?