So we installed our new pool at the end of last season, I just did my very first testing with my T100 kit. The water is clear, I can see the leaves I have to pull from the bottom, but while I do that I'd like to get to getting the water right, assuming I did my testing right. Some details, the safety cover was removed yesterday and the salt was brought up to where the controller was not complaining anymore so CL generation should have begun yesterday. I pulled a 5gal bucket of crud from the skimmers last night, and the leaf rake made a dent in the debris, I have to go back to get the rest tonight. I'm told by the pool company my pool is 22,000 gallons.
FC 0 (didn't do the FC test, Total CL levels reading 0 on the "fast" test)
PH 6.8 (IT matched this shade, but could that also indicate it was less?)
CH 650 (I did this test twice as I was shocked, this was when it turned blue, not purple anymore)
Pool math says I should add, by weight: (to hit goal of X)
99 oz of Borax (7.5)
258 oz of Baking Soda (80)
220 oz Stabilizer (75)
It also says to reduce the CH to 300 I need to replace half my water. I do still have dirt/sand from construction that sat all winter to pull out along with a few leaves, could that explain the high CH numbers?
I also have yet to see how to SLAM a SWG pool. My unit has a "boost" mode to up the Clorine production, I'll have to test it to see where that brings things when I get the rest dialed in.
Suggestions welcome, I have to get my little guy from the Hospital so I won't be touching anything until much later today.