We had a new pool installed this year. I've had a pool company recommended by my installer taking care of my pool for the last couple of months but want to take this over myself. I bought a test kit (Taylor K-2006) and have taken two samples a couple of days apart with similar results.
From what I have been reading the CYA is a bit high at 90 with a SWG, but I'm wondering if the very high FC could contribute to that reading ? My SWG has been running at 50% with the pump running about 8 hours a day (recommended by my pool installer). I thought my pool service would lower the pump run-time or SWG percentage if the FC is higher than needed, but I guess not After getting an obnoxiously high electric bill, I've just cut the run time in 1/2 and will re-test tomorrow after two days at the new settings.
Looks like I should add some acid to get the pH down, but other that that and getting the FC down a bit, is there anything else I should do ?
Also, my cleaner runs about 2 hours a day on the new schedule and keeps the the pool pretty clean. When the cleaner is running the pump is also running so both the drains and the skimmer are going. The SWG is connected to the drain return and when the cleaner is running the pump runs at 2400 RPM instead of 1800 when the pump only is running. Given the higher pump RPM should I lower the SWG even more or just shorten the run time of the pump some more.
Lastly, is there a reason not to run the pump at a higher RPM for shorter time especially during the cleaning cycle ? This pump can run 3450 RPM at 92% efficiency so it seems to me it might be a better idea to run the pump at a higher rate during the cleaning cycle and have the cleaning cycle run a shorter time.
Thanks in advance for any advice.