First of all I would like to say thank you for your advice on closing my pool last fall!!! I opened this year to a crystal clear pool. Now I have had the pool up and running for three weeks now, but I just can't seem to get this stupid SWG right. I purchased a Hayward AquaTrol HP last August and toyed with its settings until I closed the pool (around October)…. When I opened this spring and added water to fill the pool my readings were as follows two days after a shock.
I also noticed that the "Check Salt" and the "Inspect Cell" LEDs were lit on the SWG. I am not home often so I figured I would run it 24 hours hoping that the cell would kick in and start to generate. I also gradually added 6 lbs of Stabilizer, and 100 lbs of salt. I shocked again on Monday.
Today I was home, so I looked at the LEDs again and they are still on. My salt reading is now at 2300 and my FC is at 4.0, and CYA is at 50. So I took the cell out and soaked it for 20 minutes in a 20% Muriatic Acid bath as stated in the manual to see if there was any scaling. I installed it and let it run for an hour, but the LEDs are still lit. I looked up how to recalibrate the salt reading because the AquaTrol was reading lower than my drop test. Got that number right and it is still showing these two steady LED lights.
So I have two questions. One is what is up with this thing?? We are going out of state on Tuesday for a period of ten days, and Id really like to have this be reliable enough to trust it so we don't come back to a swamp pool. My second question is where the heck did my 100 lbs of salt go??