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    New pool with SWG - Help a newbie balance please! :)

    Hello there! We just completed the installation of our 15x30 sharkline above ground pool. So far it has been a joy to use; and with a small solar collector on the shed roof we've managed to get the temp to a comfy 85 degrees (anything above 80 here in New Hampshire is considered warm!)

    I have a AutoPilot Digital Nano connected to the system which is now running and i have 3000 PPM of salt - i could go a bit higher but i can taste it at this level. My LaMotte ColorQ just came today, so this is what i'm looking at:

    Temp: 78
    Free C 1.14
    Total C 1.26
    ph 7.3
    alk 80
    Calcium 91
    cya 7

    Solar heated, Hayward 2420 DE w/Aqua Perl

    I know the CYA must go up, as well as the alk, and the Ph just a touch. Should I shock to get the free chlorine up? or up the generation amount on the SWG? Water is crystal clear, no discoloration and it is so soft!

    Thanks ahead of time!

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    Re: New pool with SWG - Help a newbie balance please! :)

    Welcome to TFP
    Check out Pool School on how to balance out a salt water pool http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ater_generator

    You need to bump up the Free Chlorine and add CYA
    Your alk at 80 is good and your ph is ok it will rise on its own
    Don't worry about the calcium it is fine

    I have a salt water pool also and last time I checked my CYA was around 60+or- and my Free Chlorine has been holding steady around 5-6 ppm

    This forum has been a life saver for me cause when I found it I had a green pool and didn't know what to do(I am a first time pool owner)

    I also learned never to go to a pool store to have them test my water they are very unreliable

    PS
    I lived in New Hampshire for 53 years and I remember swimming in 65 degree ocean water off of the NH and Me coast
    I like my pool at 86 degrees
    14600gal, In-Ground Fiberglass, Haywood s244t Sand Filter, Jandy Apure35 SWG,
    Haywood 2 speed 1hp pump, Haywood Pool Shark, TF-100 Test Kit http://tftestkits.net/
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    Re: New pool with SWG - Help a newbie balance please! :)

    Thanks SkyKid, appreciate the response! Should I bump the FC with a shock or just let the SWG do its job? the autopilot has a "boost" mode that essentially runs the SWG for 24 straight hours rather than cycling it as needed.

    Thanks!

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    Re: New pool with SWG - Help a newbie balance please! :)

    I would add liquid chlorine aka bleach
    Just use plain unscented bleach like clorox
    Shock here is a process not a product you buy off a pool store shelf

    Check out the pool school button at the upper right side http://www.troublefreepool.com/categ...etting_started
    Lots of info there and at first it can be overwhelming but after you read it a dozen times or so it starts to sink in
    14600gal, In-Ground Fiberglass, Haywood s244t Sand Filter, Jandy Apure35 SWG,
    Haywood 2 speed 1hp pump, Haywood Pool Shark, TF-100 Test Kit http://tftestkits.net/
    Pool School http://www.troublefreepool.com/categ...etting_started
    Never been Pool Stored Thanks to TFP

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