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    Question about adding salt

    The owners manual for my Jandy AquaPure SWG says that chlorine production must be set to zero for 24 hours following the addition of salt. Is this the case if I am only adding one bag of salt to top off the level? If I follow the instructions and shut off the SGW then I must manually dose with chlorine during this period. Do others really do it this way when topping off the salt level?
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    Re: Question about adding salt

    If you are within range for your cell to run, you don't have to turn it off to add salt. They are talking about when you go from 0 salt to the proper range, to give the salt time to dissolve and be there for the cell.
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    Re: Question about adding salt

    If you have a main drain, you definitely want to turn the SWG down to zero for 24 hours following any salt addition. Failing to do so can burn out the power supply. If you don't have a main drain it is not nearly as important, but is still recommended.
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    Re: Question about adding salt

    Thanks Jason, that didn't cross my mind. My main drain is closed off.
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    Re: Question about adding salt

    Thanks for the responses. Rather than risk my overpriced Jandy equipment, I will follow the instructions and shut off the cell for 24 hours. It seems like any Jandy repair part costs about 3 - 4 times what it is worth and I'd rather not risk the expense.
    Free-form concrete walls with vinyl liner, 18,000 gallon capacity, Jandy 1.5HP e-Pump, Jandy DEV48 DE filter (using cellulose media), Jandy AE2500 heat pump, Jandy Aqualink Power Center with 14-blade cell kit and Jandy PDA-P8 wireless control system.

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