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Thread: Turning on the SWG and salting the pool

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    Turning on the SWG and salting the pool

    Is it the general consensus of the members here to hold off on getting the SWG going until after you are done shocking the pool during the opening process? I'm on day 2 of shocking and the green is just about gone and I'm waiting on the filter to clean up the dead algae. Do most wait until the overnight test is passed before dumping in the correct amount of salt and getting the SWG turned on? (I'm waiting until after shocking to fine tune the other levels as well; pH, CH, TA...)

    I assume I should just wait, but thought I'd hear what everyone else has to say about it.
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    Re: Turning on the SWG and salting the pool

    Using the SWG during the shock process is not very effective and can lead to some confusion (forgetting to turn it off for the OCLT)

    I would suggest leaving it off completely until you have finished the process and you FC is at normal maintenance levels.

    You could put the salt in anytime you like so all you have to do is flip the switch when you are ready to start it up.
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    Re: Turning on the SWG and salting the pool

    Would it hurt to turn it on for the amount of time it takes to get a salt level reading? That's the only way I have of checking the amount of salt in the water. I know I should get a salt test kit....
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    Re: Turning on the SWG and salting the pool

    I know I should get a salt test kit.
    Yep.

    It won't hurt a thing to get a reading by turning it on. The accuracy of that reading is often worthless, however.

    Josh, keep your posts all in one thread...even if the subject changes somewhat. It is easiest for everyone to follow your "story"
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    Re: Turning on the SWG and salting the pool

    Gotcha, sorry for the varying posts. Trying to keep them in the right area, but I understand.

    Just ordered the Taylor salt test kit.
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