FOlks, I just read the article about proper SWG Water Balance recommendations and they seem to conflict with a few other pool website blogs and professional supplies stores.
Could someone please comment on what you all think?
I currently have a 14x26 12,000 gal In ground Vinyl Lined pool with a Pentair IC20 SWG system (read my signature below for full pool details) Im located in Northern, NJ area.
I've recently taken some readings on my Poolmaster 5 point test kit and got the following numbers:
Free Cl 2.0
So my first question is am I doing the right thing by attacking my Hi Alkalinity first and trying to get it down before I focus on anything else?
2ndly, what should my target Alk. be?....the article says 80 but I've read elsewhere that it should be 120-140 so Im a bit confused
3rd question, I've also read some conflicting info about the Free Chlorine levels....Pool School recommends 4.0-5.0 whereas everything else I've read recommends 2.0
So again I am confused....because even with all this conflicting info and imbalance of my water chemistry, it still looks sparkling clean and isnt cloudy...Should I be driving myself crazy with all this?