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    Calcium on SWG cell in 3 days?!?!?!?

    Dirty SWG Cell: http://s6.postimg.org/jd4jdznj5/20150728_194359a.jpg

    I just cleaned it 3 days ago!!!! SWG seems to be running okay - we can smell a little chlorine smell when it's running (is that normal?).
    Clean SWG Cell: http://s6.postimg.org/o9865onoh/20150725_112338a.jpg

    CH is reading somewhere between 100 and 250: http://s6.postimg.org/m5xqy0nvl/20150728_194507a.jpg

    What gives?!?!?!?
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    Re: Calcium on SWG cell in 3 days?!?!?!?

    I'm missing the part where you describe the issue.

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    Re: Calcium on SWG cell in 3 days?!?!?!?

    Should there be that much build up on it 3 days time?

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    I'm missing the part where you describe the issue.
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    Re: Calcium on SWG cell in 3 days?!?!?!?

    It's possible but it most likely a chemistry issue. As I'm sure you are aware..those strips are no good. I would guess your pH and TA are way too high which is causing the scaling. You really need a reliable test kit to know for sure.

    PS - Looks like the FC is too low as well.
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    Re: Calcium on SWG cell in 3 days?!?!?!?

    I'm having the same problem with calcium buildup on my Intex SWG. we've only had the pool up not quite 2 weeks, got low salt error & low & behold, the plates and copper blocks coated in calcium. Used vinager to clean it yesterday. Checked it today after normal run time and the calcium is already coating everything again. Don't have my numbers handy but I do recall my TA is high. I'm thinking it's our well water that's loaded with calcium. Uggggg.
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    Re: Calcium on SWG cell in 3 days?!?!?!?

    Whatever you do, do NOT add more salt thinking it is truly a "low salt" issue! Been there, done that...

    Did the vinegar work well? I used diluted muriatic acid and water after manually brushing off what I could with a toothbrush.

    Quote Originally Posted by Idigress View Post
    I'm having the same problem with calcium buildup on my Intex SWG. we've only had the pool up not quite 2 weeks, got low salt error & low & behold, the plates and copper blocks coated in calcium. Used vinager to clean it yesterday. Checked it today after normal run time and the calcium is already coating everything again. Don't have my numbers handy but I do recall my TA is high. I'm thinking it's our well water that's loaded with calcium. Uggggg.
    ~*~Tina~*~
    Intex 15' x15'x 42" Metal Frame Swimming Pool with Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System with E.C.O. (Electrocatalytic Oxidation); 4,646.25 gallons

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