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    Jun 2016
    Toms river NJ

    Salt Levels

    I don't know if I am on the correct three but I am having a problem with my pool after converting to salt. My generator says one thing and every store I go to gives me different (Higher) salt reading than the other. This has been happening all week since converting even after lower the water level and refilling with fresh water. It's so frustrating.


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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Salt Levels

    My Hayward SWG has consistently from installation reported a salt level
    600-800ppm less than my Taylor test.

    As long as the SWG is happy, I just let it go.
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    Mod Squad YippeeSkippy's Avatar
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    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Salt Levels

    Is it making chlorine? If so, don't sweat it.

    A Taylor K-1766 salt test may put your mind at ease. You can get one sent to you from for about $26. I always monitor my salt level as my SWG isn't correct yet I'm too lazy to re-calibrate it. It makes chlorine just fine so I don't worry about it.
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    Apr 2011
    Murrieta, CA

    Re: Salt Levels

    SWCG have a range they'll work with, if your high or low salt lights aren't on, and the unit is producing, enjoy the water. I know that sounds lackadaisical but sometimes it's just that easy. If the SWCG is happy, the number doesn't matter. It's just a number.
    NOW: If SWCG is complaining and not producing. Then depending on the age of the cell, it could be on it's way out or dirty.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Mar 2016
    West Chester, PA

    Re: Salt Levels

    Have had same issue Taylor shows higher salt level
    West Chester, PA
    25year old 36,000 Gunite with new quartz finish (2014), 1 1/2hp Sta Rite pump, 60sf Pentair DE filter,
    1hp Polaris 380 cleaner, SJ45 Circupool Salt Water Generator

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