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  1. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    i repeated at least 3 times more like 6, from all angles, inside outside etc, and after all that i came to 70....strange i know, i seem to always have trouble with cya tests, i ordered new regent today so will test again when it arrives....anyway pool is sparkling so whatever it is its working...
  2. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    ok i get it i will keep FC at 7, minimum 5........ but you know i always have trouble with cya testing, i did a test a few weeks ago, used Taylor test and then a Clear choice test, really trying to nail it, took my time made sure i got it right and called it 70, today i test just 2 weeks...
  3. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    my swg does not have a cold water alert minimum, so it will run all year unless i decide to manually dose , ok so my actual pool math target is 5, but i aim for 7 but from what you all said winter months needs less CYA and pool is less likely to get Algae, so i can relax a bit on aiming for...
  4. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi, well i didn't know there was a minimum swg temp, and i don't know much or really anything about winterizing but i think that's done in areas of extreme cold, i am in Australia on the beach's it don't get very cold here, in the peak of winter its too cold for swimming but its not snowing !
  5. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi, well i guess by now you have heard enough about my FC testing , but i have another question..... as winter is on the way there will be less FC burn off from UV, but i assume i need to keep FC up to target at a least minimum, but what about CYA? right now i have 70 cya, target 5, but i...
  6. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    thats exactly what my friend said, i was amazed at what he was telling me, i said have you ever had issues green pool etc, and he said nah just put more salt in.....i been to his home many years ago and can say its ultra modern big pad and i vaguely remember the pool was big too, gas heated...
  7. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    so 6pm here i just tested and FC has risen from 4.5 this morning to 5 with the extra hour run time today, but as you all have told me don't chase the target with the swg, use some liquid chlorine to target then let swg take over, i just put in 1 litre to get it up to FC 7, CYA 70 target is...
  8. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    just to mention i was at my local pharmacy spoke with the owner and he said he has the same swg, owned his pool for many years, i mentioned how i am testing to get it right, he looked at me strangely and said why, all he does is put in salt, he could not understand why i had to test anything...
  9. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    i have increments on swg 0-25-50-75-100 , so i could have gone to 75% at 5 hours, but chose to try 50% at 6 hours, i thought 6 hours might be better for overall filtration, i would assume 5 hours would be the minimum so 6 seemed like a way to try for this test, if it dont work out i will be...
  10. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    well i thought it was going good and stable for a few days but yes its too close, and i know many have said run it higher but you know gotta try all options to learn, so its at 6 hours / 50% now i am feeling confident but time will tell
  11. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    just to mention on the day it lost 2 FC i also had pool cover off from 11 am, so the sunday which had 3 people swim, brush and vac pool, and cover off from 11 .am....
  12. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi all, just doing update on FC testing running pump 5 hours at 50% Thursday 830am FC 6 mild sunny day Friday 8.am FC 7 sunny day Saturday 8.am FC 6.5 cloudy day Sunday 8.am FC 7 sunny day....but on this day 3 people had a swim and i also brushed and vacuumed pool, at 630pm...
  13. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    i understand and i am thinking at the end of the testing i will probably need to run 6 hours as my FC 6 is going to drop on those hot days, i defiantly don't want to test daily, weekly at most hopefully, so i get it now that there will be times when it runs high, but then a few sunny days...
  14. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    looking good so far, FC6 last night.....FC 6 8am this morning.....weather is mild though so a hot few days might mess things up, i will check back in after a weeks testing ......
  15. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    ok i hear what your saying and would do that, especially if it drops i wont wait for swg to catch up i will just pour some liquid in.... if i see it drops below 6 more than once and its just getting too tight i will do the 6 hours then i am sure that will be enough, but for now will see how 5...
  16. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    FC 5 830am, 5 hours at 50% , FC 6 6PM, cloudy part sun day, 5 is target for 70 cya , i have it at 6 now, some say go higher for buffer but its 1 higher already, if i go even higher wont it just burn off and be wasted as CYA isn't protecting it i understand on a really hot day it may...
  17. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi, yes i was 7.5 on tuesday morning the 5 on wednesday morning so more than i expected too, i was thinking around 6 would have been the level, i did not turn on for the day as i thought 7.5 is ok and if it drops to 6 then thats a good base point, 1ppm above target on a non-minimum swg, i...
  18. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    ok so this morning cloudy day 8.am tested FC 5, using 70 CYA as pools level, so right on target, swg started for 5 hours at 50%, i intend on getting it around 6 just for that buffer.......TA 110 PH 7.6 will see how it goes over the next week of testing and get back here with...
  19. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    oh thats it i forgot, i think u or another member told me about "effects of adding ", i only used it once and forgot about it, ok so i gave it a go, it says 5 hour @75% is 3.1 as u said and going by my tests so far that's too much, i am assuming its not a perfect calculation just a guide...
  20. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    yes thats the correct output it does, i called Watermaid they said the unit is always producing , just voltage drops , he suggested 75% at 5 hours for starters u may have told me the way to calculate this before in one of my zillions of posts, but could you tell me how you calculate the 30...
  21. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    yes thats the way it works, but i can put a digital external timer on to start SWG which will then start pump, i need to read manual on that option, the new digital timer i have is wi fi so i can control and set times from my mobile, this could be a easy way to change run times while siting...
  22. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi, my pump plugs into the SWG, I set start time on SWG and when it starts up it then starts the pump, so pump and SWG run the same time , i have not seen a need to run separate times...PUMP and SWG....yet i left swg off yesterday it was FC9 at 8am , tested this morning 8am and its FC 7.5, was...
  23. FIESTA62

    Green pool not much maintenance need advice to bring it back to life

    hi, well i am not sure what is needed or not needed in functions, never had a robot, but i assume it would need to run only once or twice a week, i only brush and vac my pool once a week if its lucky and its ok, but this 2nd pool does get more leaves, though i have cut trees back, so thinking...
  24. FIESTA62

    Green pool not much maintenance need advice to bring it back to life

    hi, well update on progress, pool guys came today, installed new filter, pump, SWG, they pressure cleaned pebble crete surface, no damage yay, did acid wash, rinsed all done, dropped a hose in pool and its slowly filling, it was about 2 or 3 inch deep in water at deep end and he poured in 5...
  25. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    i will give TA another test tomorrow as well as CYA so i can find my target FC, so wipe the tip, i thought that would cause more static , but ok if that's what u recommend ok , i have not been testing TA as much as other tests like PH and FC, but usually when i tested it was always 80 ish...
  26. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    wow i read it all, thanks that's a lot of in depth info, i did glaze over a bit about half way but i stuck with you and read it all, it is above my grade but i get what your saying, i am hoping i can get it to more where i can just test say once a week or maybe once every 2 weeks, i am really...
  27. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    yes i figure 1 or 2 max above, but until i know my CYA level i am not sure of target will test tomorrow....
  28. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    PH hasn't been much of a issue, it was 7.6 at last test it seems to hold pretty good i don't add acid much, but TA has risen to 120 recently, it was usually around 80 so not sure if its going to keep rising for whatever reason, and if that's going to cause issues, but at this pint PH has...
  29. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    today was there first swim after the slam, only in for about 90 minutes, CC and PH are perfect, i guess its the CYA v FC i need to balance, more tweaking the settings....i will check back in after some trial and error
  30. FIESTA62

    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    also i put 1.1kg of stabilizer in pool sock suspended in from of return, it was dissolved that day Friday by afternoon after a bit of squeezing , so been circulating all Saturday and Sunday now...