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Thread: New to SWG Question

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    Jun 2011
    Shelbyville, Indiana

    New to SWG Question

    I currently have a 30 year old pool and have been using the BBB method for the last five years very successfully. Certainly have had a shock-free pool for five years in a row.
    I now have gone to the dark side and purchased a Circupool RJ45 SWG , plumbed it up, and getting my water balance where it needs to be according to your recommendations.

    Quick question: the Circupool RJ45 suggests a salt level range of 3000 to 4000ppm, with a target of 3500ppm.
    I know you guys suggest the salt range should be 200 to 400 ppm's above manufacturers recommendations. Just wanted to check if we want to end up with a level of 3700 to 4000 ppm, which appears to be the top end for Circupool, before I start dumping salt in the pool

    As always, really appreciate the input. It is always great info.

    Vinyl Liner-24K-2 skimmers-bottom drain
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    Jul 2014
    Bedford, TX

    Re: New to SWG Question

    I would think that 3500 would be just fine.. But, I suggest you determine how salty your pool is before dumping in a ton of salt. I was amazed how salty my water was before I had added any to the pool. If you don't have a salt test kit, then I would only add about half of what you think you will need and see what the SWG says the salt level is before adding any more.

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Calder Spa.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Re: New to SWG Question

    Wow, that's great to hear about the five years shock free. +1 to Jimrahbe's and welcome to TFP. Good to have you here!
    12k IG salt; glass beads in plaster; K-2006C, K-1766, CCL, and Aussie 4in1 (HTH); Pentair Eco800 1.2HP VS; Zodiac SWC 1.3 lb/day (25 g/hr); 25" filter recycled glass; OKU solar panels; 1/2 HP solar pump; Rebel (Warrior) pool cleaner; FlowViz; prior pool AG 10k | Read Before Posting to get the best possible advice | ... and this helped me a lot!: TFPC for Beginners

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: New to SWG Question

    I have found the curcupools like a little higher salt content, try 3500 this year and watch/test after a month, kick it up to 3700 or so if it drops from backwashing, that is what I am doing this year (I need to add after draining about 5000 gallons this month)
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