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I have a 12,000 gallon abg pool Also the water is from a well system The low salt warning light came on I then cleaned the cell and reinstalled the cell only to have the High salt light come on I then checked the salt ppm with is at about 7800PPM I then unplugged the cell and replugged the cell and it worked for one day again giving me the low salt green warning i then cleaned the cell again only to get the high salt alarm again AT what PPM would the salt cell stop working

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Any thing over 3500 can create alarms.

First of all make sure you are useing a test kit for salt that reads in #'s not color

your system can read low salt when it is high or even high can read low
The system only really knows something is wrong

your 7800ppm is ridiculously high

Now start draining 20% of your water at a time and refilling giving the system at least 6 hours of just filtering between drainings until you get to as close to 3000ppm as possible

under 2700ppm and you will not produce enough chlorine and can trigger alarms any higher than 3500ppm and you can trigger alarms,go cloudy, and not to mention corode any metal parts like an aluminum ladder

once you get the ppm to 3000 clean your cell one last time and you should be good to go

I would also check your water for metals since you used well water.
you may need to get a metal reducer to add to the pool

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