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Thread: New Saltwater System

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    Jun 2016

    New Saltwater System

    Hello all, I have an Intex 12x30 metal frame pool. I recently picked up a saltwater system on clearance so decided to go the saltwater route this year, after using chlorine years prior.
    I filled my pool and dumped a 20kg bag of salt and let it run for 24 hours before turning on the SWS, as the instructions stated. Now I'm reading that you should use chlorine/bleach in the first 24 hours before turning on the SWS......well I didn't do that!
    The SWS ran for the first time this evening (set to run for 1 hour) and the pump is still running. I haven't added any CYA to it yet as I'm having issues finding a store that carries it around here. I should be able to pick some up tomorrow though.
    What should I do at this point? Any advice for this saltwater system newbie would be much appreciated!

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: New Saltwater System

    Welcome to TFP

    Grab a bottle of bleach from your laundry room and pour half in

    If you can not find CYA 100% you can use dichlor instead, use poolmath to find out how much to use per day down at the bottom you can see how many oz will add CYA

    Try running your SWG for 8 hours and test free chlorine to see where you are at and adjust from there

    Let us know if you have any other questions
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    Aug 2012
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    Re: New Saltwater System

    Welcome to TFP!

    Here is my favorite saltwater pool page, Pool School - Water Balance for SWGs
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