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Thread: question test for salt on an existing pool

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    question test for salt on an existing pool

    Pool is just about 3 years old and I am switching to salt. Ordered the Tayor test and got 2600ppm! Haven't added any salt yet. Is this a normal amount for three years of almost exclusively bleach chlorination?

    Looks like I won't have to add much
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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    Re: question test for salt on an existing pool

    Seems a little high, but possible.

    What's the salt level in your fill water?

    How long is your pool open and how much bleach would you estimate you have added total?

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    Re: question test for salt on an existing pool

    good idea! I will test the fill water. open? hmmm mid-March through October more or less (for three years). amount of bleach? rough guess at least 100 gallons? right now I am blowing through a gallon every couple days - it has been so freaking hot - I am adding twice a day.
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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    Re: question test for salt on an existing pool

    100 gallons of 8.25 % sodium hypochlorite will add about 2182 ppm salt in a 6,400 gallon pool. Evaporation and refill will also add salt. 2,600 ppm is definitely possible.

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    Re: question test for salt on an existing pool

    ok thanks! that must be it. tested the fill source and got 200 or less - it changed on the first drop.

    and most of those 100 gallons were 10% so there is that too.
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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    Re: question test for salt on an existing pool

    I guess that might explain why the "back wash bush" seems to be struggling. I guess I better flush the poor thing with some fresh water!
    Last edited by Pv2; 06-22-2016 at 05:26 PM. Reason: e
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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