I am a BRAND NEW GREEN pool owner - so far this has been really expensive.....
I recently changed over from a chemical pool to a INTEX above ground salt water system, bought it 8-14-09. I put in 2 1/2 40 lbs bags of Lowes Pool salt, this was recommended by the pool manual to put in 100 lbs of salt for this 15 x 42 metal frame pool, & to run the salt water system 3 hrs.
I have a sand bottom under the pool with the liner on top of the sand, it looks like there is constant sand in the pool - yet it sticks to the bottom & sort of looks like algae, the water is also cloudy.
These are the readings: Best rate
The salt strip says 5.5 then is says = 2840 2500-3500
Total hardness = 400 200-400
PH = 8.4 7.4 -7.6
Cynauric Acid = 100 30-50
Total alkalinty = 120 100-140
Free Chlorine = 0/0 1.0 - 3.0
I dont even know what all this means or how to correct what's going on, Intex said to call a licensed pool company they said to get on here???!!!
I thought you could just buy a saltwater system & all problems would be resolved, clear pretty water now I am hearing you still have to put chemicals in the water. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP