Hello folks. New owner, new poster.
Just started using my new SWG pool, 60,000 litres. Concrete tiled pool.
I have a few questions that my pool shop people couldn't really help me with so I found this board. I think the first thing any new owner of a pool would tell you is that there is so much conflicting information out there! So, here goes:
1. I noticed a few comments about pool shop testing results being inconsistent. Am I wasting my time going to get my water tested there?
2. The other day it was really hot here (40 degrees Celsius - Australian summer). My kids had just jumped in the pool when I decided to test the water since I read that the sun can consume chlorine. My 4 in 1 Astral Pool testing kit indicated my FC level was around 0.6 to 1.0 (possibly even 1.5 - it's really hard to tell exactly what shade of pink it was). It normally sits at about 3. I took a sample to the pool shop and the result was an FC level of 2.0! What or who do I believe?
3. Why do you recommend CYA levels of 80 or so for SWG pools? Mine read at 35 (according to the pool shop) which, according to them, is fine. Confusion reigns ( in my head).
4. I was told by the pool builder to run the chlorinator for 8 hours per day in summer. I have since found out that some people also run it when the pool is being used. Is this normal practice?
Sorry about the questions. I'm still trying to find my way.