My free chlorine level is ranging from 1 to 1.5. To raise it is it best to use liquid chlorine or add salt to the pool? I have a swg and couldn't find if I could raise it with salt or if I could use liquid chlorine to raise it since I have a salt pool.
Also, my CH is 150. Where is the best place to get affordable product for that? Can I use ice melt from Home Depot? Also, I don't think there was ever any Calcium chloride increaser ever added since it opened a month ago or so. It seems like the pool math amount it a lot to add and I don't want to add too much of anything , so as to make me drain some water to fix it.
My CYA is only 25-30 and my water is starting to get cloudy. I feel like my start-up guy may not have added near enough cya in the beginning because he said I wouldn't have to add any more for about 4 months. I am really supposed to ad 44 lbs of this stuff? It's hard to find it in any quantity larger than 4 lbs and it is expensive in smaller quantities it seems.
My TA is 130. I added about a half gallon of MA To lower it a couple days ago, and then ran our waterfall but I haven't tested it again. I will do that today.
I'm starting to understand what the terms mean and purposes of chemicals are after dreading pool school about a half dozen times. I am a little slower than I thought I was :-/. Any help or advice would be very appreciated.
One last question while I'm thinking about it? How long and often should I run The PoolCleaner (suction)? Does it rotate the water through the pool as effectively as through the skimmer? Because I am needing to turn my valve to complete suction line in order for me to get 11-13 rotations per minute on my right wheel of the cleaner as the manufacturer suggest it do to be effective. I feel that if I leave it vacuuming for long periods of time I won't be cycling my water as well as I would through the skimmer. Is that true..