I'm new here and this is my first post. I just got a new fiberglass pool with an Autopilot Cubby SWG. I confirmed with the installer and independently with the manufacturer that the pool "capacity" is 12,800 gallons. According to the pool calculator and the manufacturer's instructions, 320 lbs of salt or so should have gotten me to about 3000 ppm. So indeed, I added 8 x 40 lbs bags of salt to the pool, stirred it up good, etc. It's been in there perhaps 7-10 days now or so.
The Cubby, however, was telling me that the concentration was 4100 ppm. Now it's telling me that it's at 4400 ppm. Should this happen with a new system? Is this common? Do I just need to calibrate it?
My fear is that I will fall below 2500 ppm but the unit will still think it's in the safe zone, but it in fact will be causing all the problems you get when salt goes below that level but the system doesn't stop producing salt.
I did just order the test strips (as well as the TF-100 kit). It sounds like the strips may not be the most accurate thing around, but at least it will tell me if I am nuts or something (I suppose a qualified psychologist would be better at this though).
Any ideas? Should I call Autopilot?