First time opening

frost4mama

Member
May 31, 2020
22
Fulton, Michigan
This will be our second summer with our pool and first time opening. It got closed very late last year due to delays getting our winter cover. When it was closed the PB left a lot of leaves in. We pulled the cover off last night and it is very murky, can’t see the bottom due to leaves. We have a robot, but are planning on vacuuming to waste as well to hope to get rid of leaves more quickly. We plan to get everything going today. Do we start swg right away or should we wait until it is cleaned up more? And when should I test the water? I’m assuming I will have to do a SLAM.
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
16,677
Evans, Georgia
i would advise you to use a pool net to get the bulk of the leaves out, then run your robot. When you've got it as good as can be leaves wise, give your water a full test-
FC
CC
pH
TA
CH
CYA
Salt

I don't see any mention of your pool test kit in you signature line?? Which do you use?

You may have to perform a SLAM process SLAM Process

Otherwise bring your FC up using Liquid Chlorine, then let the SWG maintain that level.

Maddie :flower:
 

frost4mama

Member
May 31, 2020
22
Fulton, Michigan
I have TF 100 test kit.
fc 0
Cc 0
Tc 0
Ch 175
Ta 70
Cya 60
Ph 7.2
Salt 2540

I haven’t turned my swg on yet. Should I do that now. I tested with the aquachek strips. It’s all I had to test it. How do I know if I need to add salt??
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
16,677
Evans, Georgia
Have you gotten all the leaves out?

Take your FC up today with liquid chlorine, while also turning on your SWG if your water is warm enough? Your Aquarite may tell you you're short of salt, but if its making chlorine I wouldn't sweat it. I don't know offhand how much salt the Aquarite requires?

Maddie :flower:
 

frost4mama

Member
May 31, 2020
22
Fulton, Michigan
I can’t get the swg to turn on 🤔 I made sure the breaker was on then flipped the switch to auto and nothing. No power light or anything. Not sure if something might have been unhooked when they closed the pool 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️