Live in central Florida....pool is in-ground gunite 12,000 gallons...salt chlorinator t-15 cell. I was one to assume that salt system would take care of pool. While getting ready for summer, I realized my salt level was real low from the Aquarite panel, so I added salt, added salt. Of course, my salt cell had died (6 y.o.). I had salt tested and it was over 5000ppm. So I drained, filled, drained, filled and so on. While doing this I shopped around for a replacement cell. Found a Compupool equivalent at a good price. My salt level is still a tab bit high at 3500 ppm but I decided to turn on cell. I was told by my local pool store that the t-15 is much too big for my size pool, so only run it at 20-30% desired output. So I did. It was reading amps and salt level for the first 10-20 minutes but when I would go check back later to see if it was producing, the amps and salt level would read 0. I called Compupool and they referred me to an website for info. I called Goldline Controls and the tech told me that at that desired output, I would only make produce chlorine for about 30 minutes and shut off then start up again. I should either raised the desired output or increase filter time.
Is this right?
I moved the desired output to 70% and it is stayed on for a couple of hours. I did notice my salt level went from 3500 to 3700ppm. My salt strips show about 3500ppm.
I also I purchased a Taylor kit to do my own testing. Here are my results:
pH >8.0 added 1 qt Muriatic acid
CYA probably 0 since I could see the black dot
Any answers or suggestions would be very helpful.
I have been living with this pool for 11 years and I am finally taking charge and being proactive!