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    Newbie with a couple SWG questions

    Hello all!! I'm new here (and to pool ownership) and am loving this forum. I've been lurking and learning while reading. Ok, here's my problem:
    We had problems with our pool after it was installed (LOOONNGGG Story). Filter was plumbed backwards!! Before we realized this was our problem our AquaRite always read our salt as being too low and wouldn't generate chlorine. We kept adding salt and the reading would only go up a little. Now, after the filter problem was fixed the AquaRite read 5000 and wouldn't generate. Twice we took out about 10 inches of water and refilled. Now it reads 4600 and sometimes it says generating and sometimes it says "salt too high" and won't generate.
    Why would it still say generating if it's above the maximum it's supposed to be? How much salt it too much if it's still generating? All my other water test numbers are perfect.
    14x30 Viking "Santa Barbara" Fiberglass Pool 12,500 gallon
    IntelliFlo Variable Speed Programmable Pump
    Salt Water Generator with AquaRite Electronic Chlorinator
    Pentair Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Newbie with a couple SWG questions

    The Aqua Rite shuts down around 4100 ppm of salt, based on the current salt level. The display shows the average salt level over the last 24 hours. The current level will fluctuate a bit, occasionally dropping low enough for the unit to turn on for a while. You need to replace a little more water, to get the average level down further before it will run all the time.
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    Re: Newbie with a couple SWG questions

    Thanks Jason. I didn't realize that the number shown was an average. I guess I'm back to draining and refilling!!
    14x30 Viking "Santa Barbara" Fiberglass Pool 12,500 gallon
    IntelliFlo Variable Speed Programmable Pump
    Salt Water Generator with AquaRite Electronic Chlorinator
    Pentair Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter

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