Folks, sorry about this rookie question but Im learning all I can in your Pool School ABC sections....
So recently I have been trying to even out my water chemistry to the appropriate Salt Water Vinyl pool recommendations based on the SWG Water guide. Based on test kit readings, I have Low CYA (almost 0) and High Alkalinity at 160 (which I've recently lowered from 180 using some techniques recommended here)
But now the more I read and the more I learn, Im kinda confused at a few things and how I should overall attack balancing the numbers ultimately. Is CYA a certain percentage of your Total Alkalinity?....if so, by trying to increase the CYA to normal levels, am I just now also adding to the higher Total Alkalinity in my pool?
Which setting should I start with first?
Do I get the CYA normal at 40ppm? (is 40 best for SWG?)
Do I then attack the high Alkalinity and get it down to 80ppm?....then work on rebalancing my PH up again to 7.4-7.6 by aeration?
Should I worry at all about my Free Chlorine level if its over 5ppm? or does the SWG take of all that automatically?
Thanks...if anyone cares to help me thru this a little, I'd be most appreciative. I kinda understand it but just need a little walk thru at a hi level