I have been worried about my SWG all season. It will barely make chlorine, as I can't get my levels over 1 or 2 and it used to be in the 5 to 7 range, no fail, until this season (3rd season, Pentair IntelliChlor IC40).
My thoughts are to replace the cell at the beginning of the season next year, as I only have until mid Oct. until the water temp falls below the needed operating temp to generate chlorine.
I have always supplemented with chlorine pucks during the winter as I don't close the pool and we use the attached spa.
When I went to pool store Friday, they said my CYA was 100 (when I tested before I went in to store it was around 40), which blew my mind as I couldn't imagine how it got so high as I had only added burnout 70 (or 73) two weeks ago...I just retested today and it is still 40. I had planned to buy stabilizer when I went in there Friday until I had been told it was 100. I think they confused my sample with someone else's sample.
So...either my SWG isn't working or my stabilizer is low....or do you think things are working and I am on the verge of a BLOOM, which makes it appear my SWG ISNT WORKING.
PH 8.0 plus (2 drops will bring it to 7.6, so I need to add 1.5 qts MA)
I was beginning to think I should just supplement with leach since I had thought my CYA was so high.... I don't have a FAS-DPD (I know, slap my hand)....so I didn't know that I would be able to SLAM...
OK...DONE RAMBLING, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU ALL HAVE FOR ME?!?
28,000 gallon, gunite, SWG, Pentair filter, attached spa