I have a roughly 18,000 gallon salt water/ozone (I think that is the correct term) pool fed by an Autopilot 220 controller and an Autopilot SC-36. I live in Arizona and last year replaced the salt cell after four years of usage and this season replaced my cartridges on the filter, drained the pool and had it restarted by the local company who built our pebbletech/concrete pool.
Anyhow, I have found that the salt cell is continually in need of being cleaned and after downloading the instructions to run the Autopilot 220 I have been attempting to lower the ppm from an indicated 5500 ppm to a more managable 3000 ppm which is where the local pool supply place says the pool should be. I have been entering the maintenence menu and attempting to lower the count manually but after checking each day I don't seem to see any progress in it dropping.
I have attempted to drain the pool down and refill water on occasion to see if I can get it to lower but to no avail. I think in my feeble mind that the controller was set up incorrectly by the pool company last year and was set to produce too much salt and that by it being in overdrive all the time that is why the salt cell is continually (like every three days) indicates that it needs to be cleaned. I have my power setting on level 2 in the maintenence window and am at a loss.. otherwise the pool seems to be algae-free and the pH is apparently okay.
Does anyone have a secret for driving the levels down both from a chemical and a settings perspective?