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Thread: Jandy LXi heater not for salt use..

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    Jandy LXi heater not for salt use..

    I was flipping through the owner's manual for my heater and came across this little blurb..

    "The LXi heater is specifi cally designed for heating
    fresh water swimming pools and spas, and with
    proper installation and care, they will provide years of
    reliable service. Do not use the heater to maintain pool
    or spa water temperature below 70°F. Do not use it as
    a heating boiler or general service water heater or to
    heat salt water.
    Consult your dealer for the appropriate
    Zodiac products for these applications."

    Curious, as this is the heater my pool builder installed for my salt water pool, I called Jandy (actually online chat which was very convienient) and was told "only for certain ppm. The recommended ppm for any of our chlorinators will be fine with the heater." I asked if the 3200 to 4000 ppm recommended for my Zodiac Duoclear would be fine and was told that it was.

    So, does this sound right, and what exactly would be considered 'salt' water then? Ocean water?

    Thanks.
    16x28 Roman, 55000 litres, salt water, Zodiac Duoclear 130 (mineral cartridge removed!!!), inground, vinyl liner
    Hayward Tri-star VS900 (1.85 HP) pump, Hayward C3030 cartridge filter
    Nine Techno Solis 4x10 solar panels, Jandy LX 250 natural gas heater
    Jandy Aqualink PDA with Sub Panel Power Centre

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    Re: Jandy LXi heater not for salt use..

    When they say salt water, they mean ocean water. SWG levels of salt are less than 1/10th as high as ocean water and won't cause any problems.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Jandy LXi heater not for salt use..

    Thanks.
    16x28 Roman, 55000 litres, salt water, Zodiac Duoclear 130 (mineral cartridge removed!!!), inground, vinyl liner
    Hayward Tri-star VS900 (1.85 HP) pump, Hayward C3030 cartridge filter
    Nine Techno Solis 4x10 solar panels, Jandy LX 250 natural gas heater
    Jandy Aqualink PDA with Sub Panel Power Centre

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