Hi all!!! id like to thank everyone for this site, tons of great information, so much to read, a little overwhelmed right now. I opened my pool 40000 gallon gunite and just installed SWG Pool Pilot Digital. sorry to say but water was tested at a pool store (it was before i educated myself with pool school and ordered my test kit) was told everything was good to go home add salt and fire up pool pilot. I have kept the system running straight on boost mode for 4 days now. got the water tested by the pool store each day and went from a fc reading of 3 the 2nd day to zero today. I still have to rely on the pool store to test the water because my test kit has not yet arrived. last year i had a bad algae problem and noticed when i opened the pool i still had some yellow stains on the pool walls. i have been brushing everyday and got most of it out. due to my low reading of fc i wanted to shock the pool. i am assuming that my low reading has to do with a low CYA. was told today that my CYA was 30. i can't say i know fore sure till i get my kit. I went to the store today and purchased 2 gallons of CYA & 10 gallons of LC 12.5%.. my ph is high at 7.8 and ta seams ok based on their test. i wanted to get a move on this so the water is good for the weekend. would it be ok to add the two gallons of cya and start shocking the pool b4 getting my test kit (should be in tomorrow or the next day) ? should i worry about adjusting the ph first or just get started on the cya and fc? also should i turn the pool pilot off during this process?
pool store reading today