First I want to say thank you!! This forum is incredible!! I've had different INTEX pools for years and could have REALLY used this in past years! So, I'm starting from scratch since I now realize how incredibly clueless I am about the water chemistry, and because this is my first year with an SWG. We have a 16' x 48'' INTEX ultra frame pool with the INTEX SWG. We live in the country, and fill our pool with softened well water. Here's my problem...the water (right now) is crystal clear, however, here are the test results from the hth 6 way test kit(with drops, not the strips) and I already have those stupid back swimmer bugs. ( I am sure that's what they are, did some research to make sure)
Cyanuric acid- 50
Alkalinity - 380
The pool holds about 5,061 gallons of water, and the SWG manual says the salt should be between 2500 and 3000ppm, optimally 3000ppm.
So I know salt, chlorine, and hardness need to come up. Alkalinity needs to come down, and I think ph and cyanuric acid are good.
I know they all affect each other so I'm scared to fix one and make another worse! What do I do first? !