I have a SWG. Got my TF-100 test kit today with magnetic stirrer. Here are my numbers (please note that tests were done with magnetic stirrer, if applicable to mixing):
Salt Test (sodium chloride): 3600 ppm
FC: 7.5 ppm
CC: .5 ppm
TC: 8 ppm
Quick Test of pH: 7.5
Quick Test of Cl: 5 (or above. that side of the container was yellow).
TA: 80 (colored first changed to more pink than red).
CH: around 175 ppm. (this is where I had issues. It says to turn "red", but mine was more purple after I added the R-0011L.)
CYA: around 20, maybe less (black dot became faint as I got closer to 20, from 30. when the tube was completely filled, the black dot was not visible anymore).
Borate: in between 0-15 ppm (probably a little closer to 15 ppm).
My Aqua Rite reads 3000 with it set at 70%. Pool temp is around 77 degrees. I have not backwashed since I opened pool last Thursday.
I guess my problems would be:
1. the lack of CYA
2. that my FC is too high
3. Maybe my borate level too low
Which one of these issues would I need to tackle first? I have estimated my pool to be 30,000 gallons.
Thanks for all of your help.
I have attached pics of my pool. The water is fairly clear.