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My salt water system keeps saying low salt but it has more than it is supposed to.

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Whats more than it is supposed to?
The manual is only a starting point
It is up to you to tweak it

The system on occasion can read low when it is high and vise versa
the system only really knows that something is wrong

Start by using a salt test strip that read in #'s not color like the six way that probably came with the unit

you need to get it to as close to 3000ppm as possible
any lower than 2700 and you will not produce enough chlorine and could trigger alarms any higher than 3500 and you could trigger alarms, go cloudy, and start corrosion on an aluminum ladder

If you are over 3500ppm right now ( since you say you have more salt than needed ) drain 20% of pool water a re fill with fresh circulate ( filter only ) for six hours check salt and repeat if needed until you get to the 3000ppm area

once close to the 3000 clean your electro cell as discribed in the manual and try again

you should be good to go

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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