First, thanks for such a great, informed (scientifically) forum. I'm getting my new home pool in order, and I think I have everything lined up, but want your thoughts on my thoughts --
Pool size: 22k gallons
Salt (ppm) TDS FC (ppm) CC (ppm) pH Alkalinity (ppm) Corrected Alk Calcium (ppm) CYA (ppm) Sat Index 2700 3410 2.5 0 7.8 110 57.5 190 150 -1.2
I just acquired a Taylor K-2006 test kit and an ExTech portable salt tester. I probably need to add 30 lbs of salt. And the CYA is very high because the previous owner was using stabilized chlorine all the time (as he was getting lots of algae because his SWG sensor was broken and didn't know it - I've fixed that and it's generating Cl like a champ).
I was considering adding acid to bring down pH, however given the corrected Alk value, I think it may be okay. Thoughts?
Any other thoughts? Should I keep FC higher given the very high CYA?
Inground, 22k gallon, SWG pool with hot-tub and negative edge, DE filter, polaris, pebble plaster finish, lots of sunlight, warm climate