Intex 18x48 sand filter salt system. I followed all of the instruction on backwash rinse and then on for salt. The salt system has only ran 6 hrs/day for a couple of days no CYA added so I had my water tested.
So it obvious I need to make some changes the pool store said add 1.5lbs of CYA and 12lbs of Alkalinity Up (baking soda). Let this go for 5 days and bring in another sample. My question is should I just run my salt system 12 hrs/day for a few days to get caught up. There is a boost the runs 4 times longer than programmed so should I just boost from my 6 hrs so it runs 24 hrs and do this for a couple of days.
DO I really need to add the Alkalinity up?
I am new to Salt water system so any help is appreciated