I finally had some time to test the water for the first time since the build/startup (about 1 week ago). Here are the results using the TF100 test kit:
FC = 0
CYA = 0
PH = 7.8
TA = 140
CH = 140
Salt = ???
Water temp = 46 F
Here's some background info:
The PB put in some salt (I don't know how much). But, after some troubleshooting, I realized the SWG is in backwards. I told the PB and they are going to fix it later this week or early next. They did add some algaecide (polyq 60). There is no CYA/stabilizer (I can see the black dot with the cylinder filled to the very top).
So here's my questions:
- Should I be concerned with the absence of chlorine and CYA in the pool? (I don't think algae is a concern due to the low water temp.)
- Is there any other negative impact with no chlorine/CYA in the pool?
- The PB is going to close/winterize the pool in a few weeks (waiting for the concrete to fully cure before they drill the holes for the mesh cover). Should I balance the water and get the water chemistry right before they winterize the pool ? I assume they will shock the pool before closing.
Thanks for your help.