Well, I was officially handed off maintenance of my pool last Monday. I took the water in for testing and it showed there was next to no chlorine in the pool (0.27 FC). I shocked it and increased the pucks / speed of the cholinator at the store's request. I took the water in again a cpl days later and was told there was WAY too much chlorine (11.99). So they told me to just shut everything down for 3 days and check again. On the 3rd day my chlorine measured 0. So I shocked again last night, added 3 pucks and set the speed to 5.
So... lesson learned, check chemicals every single day and never shut completely off the chlorinator, no matter what anyone at the stores says.
But the question is this... what is a good baseline for the chlorinator to be set at out of the gate? I just don't want to keep going back and forth. It has two settings... the first is a dial (set the flow of water) from 1-5. The second is the number of pucks it holds (up to 8).
It's a 14,000 gal, QuartzBrite pool in DFW. Daytime temps are nearly 100* and full sunlight. Thank you in advance!