Well I plumbed in the Pentair IC-40 SWCG today and fired it up this evening. A little while after turning the SWCG on white clouds came out of the return pipes - is this normal? This happend again maybe an hour later. I assume that this is the chlorine being generated. The clouds disipate quickly and the water clears up, right back to sparkling.
I have read on this forum about some people being able to adjust the percentage of the output of the Pentair IC-40 to 9%, 10%, 15%, etc. - How? My IC-40 will only let you adjust in 20% increments (20%, 40%, 60%, 80% & 100%). I assume you have to have the Easy touch or one of the other automation devices. Is there a fairly inexpensive controller I can buy for this? I only need to control the SWCG, as I have nothing else to automate.
Also, I have been reading about borates - I want to add 50 ppm to my pool, but don't want to do the 20 team mule & muratic acid method. I want to do it with a PH netural product - got any reccommendations? How much of the reccommended product would I put in my pool (size listed below). I am not worried about the cost of doing it this way. I just want to get the borates in the pool and forget about it for a while.
What is the best way to test salt level myself? I have ordered the TF100 test kit and the salt strips, but being a technical kind of guy, I would like a digital Salt meter I am looking at the LaMotte Salt/TDS/Temp pocket meter (part # 1749) see info here http://www.lamotte.com/pool_spa_wate...ketesters.html
Do I even need to test the Salt level (ppm) that often? Am I just being too anal. Sorry for all the questions, but I am new to salt pools and want to make sure I am doing everything right, and within my power, to insure that I have a trouble free pool as much as possible this summer.