Well I close on my house on Monday, and I just got my Circupool SI-45 in the mail today. Got the whole week off from work to move and do some work, so I'm probably going to try to install it sometime next week. I've already got the T-100 test kit and the Taylors salt water test kit ready to go, so figuring out what I've got and what I need to do to get the pool in good shape shouldn't be that bad... hopefully. Pool has been crystal clear and well taken care of, so I hope I don't find something majorly out of wack when I get to test the water on Saturday. Hoping the age of the pool will also help me on how much salt I WON'T have to add to get me up around 3500ppm.
I've got a few questions after reading some articles around the site.
First, do I want to get my CYA levels to normal pool level or SW levels before crank up the generator? Or does it even matter? I was planning to try to get it up to 70 CYA and 5 ppm FC before I started to rely on the SWG.
Second, I'm down in Houston, so I should loose 1-2 FC a day from what I understand based on the pool being right. My pump will need approximately 3 hours 20 minutes to turn the pool water over once, and I'll generate approximately .4998 ppm FC per hour with the SWG. (20000 gallon pool with circupool saying it makes 2.0lbs a day...). I'm planning on doing 6 hours of run time a day at 100%, three hours at night and three hours probably around noonish, which should give me almost two full turnovers and 3ppm chlorine. I plan if I have a higher swim load I will just run the pump with folks are over to deal with that.
Based on my math (which may be complete wrong), do you think this will be sufficient for normal maintenance chlorine generation?
Am I all jacked up? or good to go?