Hi - I'm back after receiving my TF-100 test kit - big improvement. But we are continuing to have problems with getting the chlorine level up & keeping it there.
Background: Jandy Salt Water Generator - Water crystal clear - weather for the last few weeks has been cloudy with lots and lots of rain. Like everyday. Pool was shocked several times since opening, but haven't SLAM'd (we've just come over from the dark side ) We are able to get chlorine level up using bleach, but by the next day, it's low to zero again. Not much sun at all lately. Running the pool filter 8 hours a day, Polaris 2 hours a day (very little detritus in pool).
Test results performed today:
Salt - 3200
Chlorine Drop Test - zero chlorine
Calcium hardness - 108 ppm
TA - 90
CYA - 80
Chlorine = 0
pH - 7.5 - 7.8 (I'm finding it hard to match the colors exactly)
Bromine - 0
This is all new to me, and I'm trying to figure out if the problem is that the SWG is not working, or if some of the chemistry in the pool is off or what else could be going on. I went out just now to see if there if the service light was on or if there were any error codes. It said chlorine production was set to zero, though I know I had set it to 80%. But we've had several thunder storms since then - could lightning have changed it?
Any help at all would be appreciated to avoid a service call.