Hi to all.
Brand new guy with a brand new pool here.
I've read tons of stuff on this amazing site, listened to other local pool owners, listened to my pool builder, read owners manuals from the newly installed equipment.
As you can imagine, tons of conflicting knowledge and advice.
My dumb newbie question is about the conflict I run into with recommendations for FC.
Pool school/ Pool calculator advises 2 to 6 ( shoot for 4 average?) for my pool size/test numbers
That number makes sense to me after my crash pool school reading, BUT, the maker of my safety cover (Cover Pools) recommends .6 to 1.75 FC for a better cover service life and to keep the cover open anytime the FC is to high to swim.
I have had no problems with any of the tests on my water so far. (LaMotte Color Q 7)
No cloudy water, never been shocked (June 10 opening).
I was running about a 3 FC average at first, then backed off to about 2.25 average in the last two weeks.
I seem to lose about .7 FC in a twenty four hour period, which is pretty good.(?)
I use 10% liquid pool chlorine.
Plaster, 13,500 gallons, hot (very) desert southwest climate, never tested more than a .25 CC so far, typically .15 or less.
Not a very heavy swimmer load on average.
(Grandkids on weekends sometimes)
Is the .6 to 1.75 FC recommendation really to low, considering my no troubles encountered so far?
I don't want to prematurely age and destroy the cover from too much FC.
Any thoughts on the matter?
Thanks in advance for your comments.