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Mkstretch
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Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

New Saltwater pool

Postby Mkstretch » Sun 24 May, 2020 09:27

I am brand new to pool ownership. I started my pool filter and added salt with the pump running for 24hrs so far. The pool water is still dark. Is my next step to start the saltwater generator? Or do I need to keep running the filter for another 24hrs? I’m not sure when it’s supposed to clear up. Thanks!


Denniswiseman
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My Pool: 10k inground fibreglass, Telescopic Cover, Hayward Powerline pump, Quality filter with glass media, 27kw output heat pump, K-2006C test kit
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Re: New Saltwater pool

Postby Denniswiseman » Sun 24 May, 2020 13:04

Why is the pool water dark. Is it because you have just opened?
Do you have enough salt in for your SWCG
If you have to Slam (Shock Level and Maintain) with relation to Chlorine / CYA Chart and Recommended Pool Levels because you have algae, it's best to use liquid chlorine
Mkstretch
I'm new here
I'm new here
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun 24 May, 2020 09:19
My Pool: Above Ground 15 x 24 X 52 oval saltwater
AquaPro 120 SQ. FT. Cartridge Filter System 1.5-HP 2-Speed Pump
Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

Re: New Saltwater pool

Postby Mkstretch » Sun 24 May, 2020 13:12

Not sure why it’s dark. I just had it installed and finished filling it yesterday.
Denniswiseman
Pool Industry Leader
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Posts: 2313
Joined: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 05:48
My Pool: 10k inground fibreglass, Telescopic Cover, Hayward Powerline pump, Quality filter with glass media, 27kw output heat pump, K-2006C test kit
Location: United Kingdom

Re: New Saltwater pool

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 25 May, 2020 05:59

Is it well water, municipal or bought in. If well water it could be iron
You really need to get yourself a decent FAS/DPD test kit (Taylor K2006c or TF Testkits TF100 in the states) to get accurate results as maintaining an appropiate shock level means testing quite often during the day
Let's have your numbers
FC:
TC:
pH:
TA:
CH:
CYA:

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