Originally Posted by learthur
The above wasn't referring to me, but I'll assume it would definitely go for anyone who is a novice at this pool stuff.
I have a different system than the OP, but I would guess that all orp sensors behave the same. I have a Pool Pilot Total Control swg with orp and ph sensors. I'm reading these threads, trying to figure out which levels would be best for optimal performance and ease of use of the system. I, too, was confused with the cya level suggestions, then the change in levels after reporting that an orp was being used.
I do understand now that I need <50 cya and that my cell would work longer/harder (FC level at 3?). Other than that, should I really try and disable it for a better performance outcome? Do I have a choice? Not sure if that's possible with the Total Control from Pool Pilot. If I ended up doing that, would disabling it entail removing the orp sensor or just "disabling" it from the menu?
Just to add... I have a small 18' round Ag pool that will not really need much to get the desired levels up with this system. Maybe the cell working harder won't be too bad in this case. The cell is size 48 btw.
Should i shoot for 40 cya and 3 FC? I've been replacing pool water since I put in too much cya for the other swg chart without the orp sensor.
Good info! I just have to read more.