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Thread: SWG Display and Taylor test disagree

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    SWG Display and Taylor test disagree

    I have a Hayward SWG control that is displaying 2500ppm and is indicating "Check Salt" and "Check Cell". When I test the salt level with the Taylor test kit, I get 3200 ppm. The sanitizer level is dropping (down to 1-2 ppm the last two tests from a previous level of about 5), but I don't want to add too much salt. The water is beginning to look like it might be clouding. It's a 30,000 gal in-ground vinyl pool. Any suggestions?
    North Central Ohio
    30k rectangular vinyl in-ground pool
    1.5HP , sand filter, Hayward SWG, propane heater
    motorized solar cover, In-floor cleaning jets

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    Jul 2011
    Central Califorina

    Re: SWG Display and Taylor test disagree

    Maybe the cell needs cleaned. At any rate I would manually at chlorine asap. Sounds like an algea bloom might be on it's way. Hard to know without all your test results. At the very least I would double your target FC with bleach now.
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: SWG Display and Taylor test disagree

    As BBBliever said, get some chlorine in there right away.

    It is time to do a manual inspection of the cell. If there is any white crusty stuff on the cell plates the cell needs to be cleaned.

    You can also have those same symptoms when the cell is nearing the end of its lifetime. Cells typically last three to five years, though it can be shorter or longer than that in some cases.
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