# My salt storage tank has water up over the salt approximately 12 inches deep. Is there something I need to do to fix this?

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Not necessarily.....monitor the level....if continues to rise,then an adjustment may be required.....many salt tanks have water higher than the salt level at different levels as a normal condition.

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