I AM GOING TO LOSE MY MIND!
Brand new pool, put up about 3 weeks ago now.
Followed instructions of Hayward Aqua Trol and pool installer that said pour salt in pool run for 24 hours, then check salt level and run an additional 24 hours. Salt level is perfect 3200 (and still is today). Water is crystal clear!
Two Weeks Later
Water is crystal clear
Ran Pool 6 hours a day on low.
Took a water sample to pool store (local large store not a big retailer or anything, they seem to know what they are saying). The water read Alkaline low, PH low, Salt perfect, Absolutly no free chlorine in the pool. They have me put in a bottle of shock and run the pump for 8 hours daily now.
A week later:
Everytime i check the pool the free chlorine is low still.
This past Saturday:
I am so annoyed really regretting getting a pool. I decide to take the water again for a sample. All levels are good but again no free chlorine. The owner comes over again and sits with me to help try and figure out the problem. He concludes that since its a new pool and not a reopened pool he comes up with this plan
1- Should be running pool on High as Low is not giving enough flow for the salt system to produce chlorine
2- That since the water is clear, the chlorine is eating any bacteria but not leaving enough in the pool
3 - i don't have enough chlorine so tells me to run pool for 8 hours on high
3- Has me use liquid chlorine (2 Cups) morning and night to get the level up
4- When i get the level where it should be and sustain it for two days, he says to stop the liquid chlorine and just use the salt system
5 - When i sustain for another two days add 1 gallon of chlorine stabilizer in the pool
I followed his instructions:
So I put in 2 cups saturday night, ran the pool overnight.
Sunday morning levels were wonderful, put the 2 cups in, in the afternoon the levels were great (went swimming ) put two cups at night
two cups monday morning, two cups monday night
two cups tuesday morning, tuesday night check the levels and again no free chlorine.
WHAT THE **** am i doing wrong??? I am going to lose it, feeling very defeated
Here is what i have.. can someone help!
24' Round - 52" Pool, 14,500 Gallons
Hayward 1.5hp Two Speed Pump
21" Sand Filter
1 1/2" PVC out of the filter straight to the Hayward AquaTrol chlorinator Increases to 2" right at the chlorinator
Chlorinator is attached to a Pentair light return jet