I am a new pool owner...this website is very helpful...thank you in advance for any suggestions.
Filled my brand new pool 5 days ago and added (10) - 40 lb bags of salt.
Have been running the pump full speed and the SWG on 75% capacity for 24-7 (for 5 days now).
Here are my initial Pool Store water test results after running pump and SWG for about 20 hours:
I followed the Pool Store advice and did the following:
1. Added 10 lbs Alkalinity increaser.
2. Added 4 lbs CYA
The Pool Store did not advise for me to add salt, but I chose to add another bag since the SWG manufactuer recommendations state minimum 3000ppm and prefered 4000ppm.
Here are my results this morning using LaMotte Insta Test 6:
TC 5 to 10 (not sure since colors keep changing)
The water is very clear and looks great.
1. So my concern is possible high CC levels (not sure since TC color initially looks like about at 5 but then starts getting darker quickly and looks like as high as 10).
2. Also wondering if running the pump and SWG 24-7 is good advice (this is what Pool Store suggested...they said it was easier on the pump) ?
3. Should I add more CYA?
After getting the FC = 5 this morning I decided to reduce the SWG to 50%.