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    New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    Just converted to SW. Added 9x40lb bags last night. Plumbed in today. Reading at 4100.

    Should I empty and re-fill with fresh water, or let it go for a couple of days?
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    Re: New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    It is best to not turn the SWG on for 24 hours after adding salt.

    Did you measure the salt content in your pool before adding salt?
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    Re: New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    I used the test strips that came with the Hayward. The pump ran all night and the SWG did not get turned on until last this morning. I would say it was a good 13 hours. The test strip barely showed a reading above 1 before I added the salt. I was about to add more salt because the test strip barely got above 2 this morning after adding 320lbs! Then the SWG registers 4100 after turning it on.

    Should I turn the SWG off?
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    Re: New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    It usually recommends mixing for 24 hours. You may not get an accurate salt reading until then.


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    Re: New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    As long as the amps don't get to 8, it should not give a "high salt" error. Try brushing the entire pool and add some fresh water if the water level is a bit low.

    Can you post the diagnostics? (The numbers displayed when you push the black button near the display).

    Also note that nine 40 lb bags is 360 lbs.

    What cell do you have?

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    Re: New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    Unit is off for now. Pump is on @ 1,700rpm. Double checked and I did add 9x40lb bags.

    4100
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    30P
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    Re: New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    Try again tomorrow after brushing today and allowing for more circulation.

    The fourth number is amps. As long as that stays below 8, you're good.

    The reason I noted the amount of salt is that you say 320 lbs in one post. Just wanted to clarify which it was. 360 lbs in 16,000 gallons is only 2,700 ppm. Unless you started with high salt, you should be ok.

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    Re: New Conversion. Salt at 4100. Empty and Re-Fill?

    This is from the manufacture. I believe in 48-72 hours before you do anything to the salt level. As long as the unit is not showing high or low salt do nothing for a few days.
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