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When we intially set up the Salt Water System it worked great... Then after about a month and a half, the water started to get cloudy. The system kept giving the "91" Low Salt code and beeping. We then added the right amount of salt and let the pump run for the instructed time. However even after changing the filter and vacuuming the pool we still constantly get the "Low Salt" reading. It is very frustrating since we have only had the pool about two months and our system is not working... HELP!!

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