Got the green stuff...

restoman

Well-known member
Dec 24, 2010
97
Murrieta, CA 92563
#1
...but it's not too bad. YET! I want to nip it, but I may have screwed up. I looked at the control panel Sunday and it said my salt was at 2200. I thought that was low, so I added 4 bags of salt. I know, I know. I now realize that was WAY too much because the control panel says "High salt" and I can actually taste salt in the water! So now I'm draining the pool to approx half way so I can start over again, but I'm not sure I'm doing it right!

I have Hayward plumbing with an Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator on my system (Pentair Intellitouch System i5). There's a spigot right before the input to the 4 large filters in the filter tower (sorry if I use the wrong terminology, but I have NO clue what I'm doing). Anyway, there's a tag on it that says "reclaimed, recycled water. Do not drink". I've got a hose hooked up to that and the pool is draining to the street. I also have the filter pump turned on and the vacuum is moving around the pool like normal, and the jacuzzi is spilling into the pool. I turned off the water supply valve so no more water will go into the pool, so I think I have it right?

All comments will be MORE than welcome by the way.

Ed
 

restoman

Well-known member
Dec 24, 2010
97
Murrieta, CA 92563
#4
Ok, I've gotten rid of the algea and it seems I'm pretty good on with the readings, but here's what I have as of today so any comments would be welcome.

Total Chlorine ---- 1.0 (min 1.0 - max 3.0) within specs, but seems a little low to me
Free Chlorine ----- 1.0 (min 1.0 - max 3.0) within specs, but again, seems a little low to me
pH --------------- 8.4 (min 7.2 - max 7.6) I've added 1 gallon of muriatic acid to bring this down a little
Total alkalinity ---- 90 (min 80 - max 120) looks good
Calcium hardness - 325 (min 200 - max 400) looks good
Stabilizer --------- 30 (min 30 - max 100) within specs, but is this too low?
Salt ------------ 3000 (min 2800 - max 3200) looks good

So going by the above, should I do anything about the chlorine and the stabilizer?

Ed
 

fast1971chevelle

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2012
456
SW Ohio
#5
Seems like your cya is low for a swg pool it should be around 70 I think, also your fc is low for your cya.....go look at the chlorine/ cya chart for swg pools in pool school....Mike