I have installed my Circupool Si-60 SWG, but haven't powered it up yet. I wanted to get the water balanced and warmed up first. Yesterday, with 63 degF water, I dumped 15 bags (600lbs) of Diamond Crystal blue solar salt into it. If I'm doing my Poolmath correctly, starting from 400ppm of salt, I should need about 900lbs of salt to get to 3500ppm. I wanted to creep up on the target rather than overshoot it, so I started with just 600lbs. I immediately noticed the returns turn a milky color as the dissolved salt started moving through the system. My water clouded over a lot and the salt took a lot longer to dissolve than I was expecting from reading posts here (a few hours rather than 30-60 minutes I was expecting). Annoyed with the delay, I turned my robot loose to suck it off the bottom and into the system (with the filter set to recirculate). After it all seemed to be dissolved, I switched back to normal filtering.
Today, after 20 hours of filtering, the water is still a little cloudier than it was before adding salt. Is this a normal side effect of the salt in super cold water temps, or is there something else I should be concerned with?
My only first-hand experience with a SWG pool is my neighbor's, which looked pretty crystal clear to me, so I'm assuming salt should have zero effect on water clarity. Correct?
I didn't manage to get a test in tonight after work, but my results as of yesterday evening (prior to adding the final 3 bags of salt) were:
Salt: 2800 (per the Taylor drop test kit, not strips)
Prior to bumping up my FC, my PH was at 7.3~7.5. I raised the FC because the water seemed to have a greenish hue to it. Upon opening this past Saturday, I have had three 50% drain/refills to slowly get the CYA from 200+ down to a manageable level. I filled with well water, so it's possible the supply water has some iron in it causing the green tint.
Any suggestions/guidance would be greatly welcomed. I've spent all winter reading about TFP methods (after buying this house late last winter and following the puck method the pool-stored previous owner had) and now I want to start the season off correctly.