Hi Everybody. I'm new to this great forum and as a result of reading everything here I have converted to a salt system. I've learned a lot but am now having pools problems. A little history:
I purchased the AutoPilot Dig-220 with the SC-36 cell. Installation and set up was a piece of cake (did it myself).
I previously had a pool service that came once a week to take care of the chemicals and clean the pool. They have since been 'let go' and the Salt system has been running for about 2 weeks now.
I have been bringing pool water samples to a local pool store (every 3-4 days) to see if I need anything. Until today I have added NOTHING except 2 cups of Muriatic acid (as indicated by the results of the water samples). I brought in another sample today and now I need 3 cups Muriatic acid, 3 gallons of liquid chlorine (for a slight build up of algae) and 22 lbs of calcium harness. Here are the readings I got:
total chlorine: 3.0
free chlorine: 3.0
Acid demand: 3
Calcium Hardness: 175
AutoPilot says my salt system is at 3500. I have added NO Salt so I'm assuming this is left over Chlorine.
I set the Power Level to 1 and Purifying Level to 50% (as recommended in the manual). I live in south florida and water evaporation occurs at about 1" every 3-4 days.
I am now seeing a green film in the pool (algae) and why the need for so many products? I can't seem to get a clear idea of how to make this transition as 'clean' as possible. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.