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Keeps saying low salt level

We have added 5 -- 20 kg bags of salt to our 18 foot diameter, 48 inch depth metal frame intex pool.... and the salt system keeps giving the code for low salt levels. We do not want to end up adding too much as we have bad, iron well water....and it is a pain to top up the pool water....so don't want to have to drain any.
Is the large amount of rain we have had lately likely diluting the salt content, or is the system malfunctioning ?

Is there a recommendation for how much more salt to try adding if this is a solution ? We have lost the manual.

Thanks for the help.

nancy

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I would say the rain is diluting the system at this point, or the system sensor has gone out. But if you had heavy rains I would be looking at that idea first.


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