Hi, bought a house with a saltwater pool a couple of months ago. been swimming in it since then as well. its roughly 8,000 gallons and it has a 15k gallon SWG cell on it. I have the TF100 test kit. at first FC was well over around 5, but started to drop when the weather warmed up. had some green water a couple of weeks ago and shocked the pool, but not correctly. I just poured a jug of chlorine in there and FC went to 24 and that was it. green water cleared out, but never got crystal clear. did more snooping on this site and now I am ready to do it right!
been bumping up my CYA, it was at 30 when I bought it and now its close to 50 based on test this morning. I dumped the rest of my 10% chlorine this morning to get a head start and will be picking up a bunch more on the way home. I do have some yellowish type algae on the sides of the pool so I think I will take it above the mustard level at first then bring back down to the shock level, does that sound right?
oh yeah, brought by pH down to 7.3 or so this morning before I put in the chlorine.
the reason for the SLAM is to get the pool reset. I have been running the SWG/pump for 8 hours at 100% production and haven't been able to FC above 2.0. I figure there are two problems, either the cell is going bad, or I got stuff in the pool that is eating the FC and wont allow it to rise. I would think/hope that is the case.