Hi All - thanks for taking the time to read this post.
- oval shaped pool - about 11K to 12K gallons
climate - central Florida
time - between May and Sept
rain - a lot for short periods of time almost every day
filter cartridge cj200
1.5 HP pump
swimpure tc9 salt generator
pebbletech pool surface
I have an issue I need clarification and verification on.
I switched from a 6 year old chlorine pool (3" Stabilized tablets - inline feeder system) to a Hayward TC9 SwimPure system back in then end of June 2013.
Note: Inline chlorination system did not always worked right, so OTO readings seemed very high at times, mostly always got a chlorine reading.
Note: I am not that familiar with free chlorine and total chlorine terminology
I over-salted the pool, drained half, filled fresh, got salt to 3200 PPM. Water tested at local pool store - no phosphates, etc water chem is good except for Stabilizer is high.
Everything seems to be running well.
Generator at 50 to 60 %.
Used Salinity shock packs weekly and maintained acid, was told that I did not need to use the Salinity packs that often.
Here is where I noticed the issue: My chlorine levels were not being maintained by the SG.
After packets seem to where off noted that chlorine was not reading with OTO.
Come labor day - no chlorine in pool, very cloudy.
Had salt cell and chems checked, worked / OK - used tester at store and submerged in bucket of pool water and saw it working.
Verdict - all hardware is working as expected.
Professional, replaces cell anyway as he was called out to replace under warranty.
Takes water sample - says all chems are good, except Stabilizer is through the roof and can be causing the problem of No chlorine reading with OTO.
Says I need to drain half my pool, maybe more.
Is there anything I can do about this?
Do they cell a chemical to regulate the cyanuric, he said they do - but it is very expensive and it does not work.
Anyone else experience this?