Thanks I appreciate it! The previous owners did a lot of work to thr property and had a really good eye. We really lucked out finding this house. I had already given up on finding a house last summer and then decided "ok one last open house." LOL. We didn't close on the house until Nov so this is the first I'm getting to enjoy the back yard.Can't believe I missed this thread. Your pool and property are amazing! I wanted a geometric pool in the woods too. My PB and wife talked me into a freeform natural pool in the woods, pics in sig. Which is great but when I see your pool I get a little pang of regret.
The pool is looking much better. Keep SLAMing and it will clear up, it is just part of the deal. Cleaning the filter will help.
CYA can be tested 24 hours after it is dissolved from the sock.
Your TA at 50 is OK, at the bottom of what I consider OK. It can definitely wait until after the SLAM.
CH at 75 is fine and it is not important in a vinyl liner pool as long as it isn't above 500 or more.
oh you have solar heaters? i'm jealous. if i were installing a new pool i would definitely go that route. i love the idea of "free" heat.Your water is definitely cloudy. This is the time for POP, pool owner patience, in a SLAM.
Thanks, we got lucky on our place too. Our pool only gets full sun for about an hour, the rest of the time there is some shade, up to full shade. Which is great in August, not in May. Our solar panels also have shade part of the day and only full sun about 4 hours. We added a solar cover for the first time this year and it is really helping a lot. Pool was up to 85 with highs in the upper 70s low 80s and lows in the 60s even with rain. Then rain, cloudy and cold this week, highs in low 60s and the cover held the heat pretty well. Pool was still 80 this afternoon. Rain can really cool a pool, but we are holding temp better than ever before with the cover and a colder than usual May. 86 and sunny tomorrow and we're planning to be in the pool all day!
Raise the CYA, yes.
Don't worry too much about your TA, you'll want it to be around 60-70 with a SWG. Don't go too high or you'll get a massive appetite for muriatic acid.
I tend to trust the drop tests for salt more than anything else. But, in the end, you must do what makes your SWG happy. If it is reporting "low salt", you may have to add more to get it to work. Is the cell clean? No calcium build up, right?
thanks yea, i actually just turned it on today for the first time. chlorine took until now to come down to even 5ppm, which i guess is good.Don't forget to disable your SWG for the OCLT.
Nevermind. I stopped reading at the end of the 1st page.