Hello! Long time lurker, 1st time poster. Please be gentle
18,000 Above Ground SWCG in full sun from about 10AM until 7/8pm
Salt 3000ppm (Aqua Trol)
Decided to install a SWCG to my above ground 18,000 gallon pool. *Loving* it so far All of my readings are pretty much on target except for my Alkalinity which was off the charts. (Alkalinity has always been very high and in past years (doing BBB) I was told by my local pool guy not to worry about it too much as everything else was fine. :/) I'm reading this is a NO-NO for salt water. I researched and added a gallon of muriatic acid and it did lower it to 180 now. So I should continue adding acid until it gets to 80? And then assuming I will need to aerate to raise what I assume will be a lower PH.
Next question please excuse my ignorance, is it a basic rule of thumb to have SWG making chlorine during day every day? I have mine set at 40% (started at 50) but honestly am having a hard time even knowing what that means. The manual that came with is not the most helpful...I've tried understanding reading through posts but ...suddenly everything sounds like the teacher from Charlie Brown wah wuh wah wuh wah wuh wuhhhh.
What I think I gather is to set it at say 50%, take a FC reading in the evening and then if it is fine I lower it a bit and the following day take a FC reading in the evening and go from there. The lowest % output that keeps it at around 3 is where I set it?
Thank you in advance for your help