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    Dec 2010
    San Diego, CA

    Recommendations/best practices for installing a SWG cell

    Other than the distance from the heater are there any other recommendations/best practices for installing the cell? I've seen comments about avoiding cell placement too low to the ground? What is a recommended height? Any other best practices?
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    Re: Recommendations/best practices for installing a SWG cell

    Here is the info for properly mounting the the Aquarite cell.
    See pages 10-11


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    Ashford, CT

    Re: Recommendations/best practices for installing a SWG cell

    I just installed my cell and put salt in the water today after finishing my pool last year. Just too many things to do.. anyway read up alot and here too. Couple of simple recommendations.

    1- Test salt levels before adding any salt.
    2- Use the good pool grade table salt- very fine
    3- Start with 75% of what you think you actually need as far as salt and give yourself a few days to test and add - so you don't
    OVER Do the salt. Easier to be patient than to add too much and end up with scaling, premature cell failure and other problems.
    Otherwise its easier to add a bag or two then to remove them
    4. Install the cell using a bypass loop so you can have the option manual shock or removal and repair - and still keep your pool flowing.
    5. Balance your water before adding salt- just less to manage after/
    6. Get the test strips or taylor test kit to test before, during and after salt.

    Get advice on this board as there are many people more knowledgeable than me.

    OH last after I added the salt I put my low voltage Electric Pool Cleaner/ Robot cleaner WITHOUT the filter and let it run- as a way to
    stur up the salt along with running the pump full speed and then - brushing the pool

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