This is my first season with a pool, and also my first experience with SWG (EMAUX / Mega SSC25E). I had a little background knowledge on pools, but that's is, so this was a learning season for me.
Right now it looks like the swimming season is over. I will not drain the pool below return jets, but keep the pool up and running and prevent it from freezing over.
Last week I had some troubles with FC, I noticed that after generating 1 or 2 hours (100%) in the moring, the FC was 0 at the end of the day. I increased the running hours and I got at 1.1 last saturday. That day we had a major pool party with a lot of pepole (13 kids, 7 adults) in the pool that day. I genereated 1 or 2 hours in the evening and ran the pump the entire night.
Next day (sunday) I generated about 4 hours. I didn't tested FC, but I noticed my SWG changed from 2 greed LED's to 1 green and 1 red LED. Manual says : "Check salt level/water temperature".
At first I tought the consumption FC was due to microbes or probably algae (water is crystal clear), but the low level warning and the fact that it is the end of the season, we had a lot of rain and debris, and I did a lot backwashing and refill with tapwater makes my believe my salt level is indeed down.
I tested my ppm with a TDS meter, result : 3150 ppm. My SWG manual recommends 4000 ppm.
When I opened the pool, I added 200 kg salt. According to the poolcalculator would my ppm be 4749 at the start of the season. To go from 3150 to 4000 I would need to add 36 kg salt. My salt comes in bags of 25 kg. One bag would raise salt with 594, so 1 bag is not enough. I don;t want to store half a bag so adding 50 kg would raise total ppm to 4338.
My questions : should I consider any change in adding the 50 kg, knowing it is the end of the swimming season?
Is the low FC a result of the low salt level?
Any other considerations?
Total other SWG question : I have set the output on SWG to 100% since day one. I control power to the the SWG with a relay. So the entire SWG computer/trafo is powered down most of the time. Only when I want to genereate, the relay is turned on.
My SWG (as I undestand, like any other) is self cleaning by chaning polarity. How does it now it needs to clean itsel? Is that based on running hours or is meassured by calculating some resistence in the cell?
If it would be based on runinng hours, it is likely that I'm killiing the self cleaning option by cutting power every time, correct?
(extra info about testing : I use Aquacheck Trutest to test FC/pH/FA since that is the only thing I have at the moment. A TF-100 is on the way from USA to NL. My TA is in the 100 rang and pH is around 7.5).
edit: signature says 48000 liters, I used 42000 liters in pool calculator since that is the real value without overflooding the skimmers