30,000 gallons. She filters 24/7, so the SWG will run 24/7. I have no idea where to start the %. I figured we'd start at about 50% and adjust as needed?I don't think the Aquarite is happy if you get the salt too high and it will shut down.
Salt cells are not accurate and test strips are not accurate in salt readings. The accurate salt test is the Taylor K-1766 test kit.
Turn on the SWG. If it is happy and starts generating then the salt level is good regardless of the numbers. When a cell messages high or low salt you should then check the salt level with the K-1766 Taylor Salt Test since the first sign of a failing cell is incorrect salt readings.
How many gallons is Moms pool? What runtime and % will you set for the cell?
CYA is approximately 25.Aquarite T-15 can generate 1.47 lbs of chlorine a day. Running at 100% 24 hours a day it can generate 18ppm. At 50% it will generate 8.8ppm.
What is your CYA level now? You have to have CYA to at least 50-60 for the SWG to be effective.
Yes, she has been doing all of the testing. I think she's going to be fine. I wish I would have ordered the salt test kit, I just ordered her a refill for the FC test this morning.Can mom manage the testing and tweaking of the cell's output percentage?
If the testing shows it needs more salt she can open the bag wherever it is and take multiple coffee can fulls of salt and spread it around and brush. It may be the only way. Remind her to brush it around to help dissolve it. Keep in mind that your water wasn't probably at zero salt when you started.
Oh that is beautiful water!!
Answers in bold.What is your plan when you leave? Will your Mom continue the SLAM Process and test and add liquid chlorine as needed?
She will continue testing hourly and adding bleach as required.
Losing 5.5 ppm overnight says you still have an algae problem in the clear water.
When will you be leaving? You there tonight to see what your FC loss is overnight?
I need to leave ASAP. She knows how to test the overnight loss.
You should not run the SWG during the SLAM Process because with it running you can not accurately judge FC loss to the algae and determine when it is over.
OOPS. I'll turn it off. I thought you told me to turn it on.
If Mom can't continuing the handle the SLAM Process then I would raise the CYA to 50 and run the SWG at 100% and monitor the FC level. You can instruct Mom when to turn down the % if the FC is climbing. At CYA 50 the SLAM Process is manageable if you need to come back. I'm REALLY hoping she can handle it from here. I'll need to spend all of next week at work (including the weekend).
Read the Baqua conversion - step 4.Should we start skipping doses in the hot and sunny parts of the day?
Yeah, I saw that. I just figured if we kept it at 15ppm consistently, it would be better.... but it’s getting ridiculous.Read the Baqua conversion - step 4.
"Toward the middle of the conversion, it is more prudent to test and add your bleach in the evening, or at other times when the sunlight is not directly shining on your water."