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    Too much salt

    Somehow I must have added too much salt. According to my aqua check strips I am getting a reading of 7.6 which is over the max limit of 7100 ppm stated on labels directions. My salt generator runs max efficiently @4000ppm. Do I need to drain some water or just leave it.

    The FC is steady @ 4ppm
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    Re: Too much salt

    Is your SWCG happy or mad? If SWCG is happy, no worries. But, if it is mad, then you gotta replace some water.
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    Re: Too much salt

    Well the water looks great. The fc is where I want it. I know I am happy. I guess what I am asking is could it damage the cell with a reading that high?
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    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Too much salt

    If your swg isn't complaining I suspect a test error. 7100 ppm would not be good for your swg if it really was that high.

    Answer BF's question about whether your swg is showing any lights or warnings.
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    Re: Too much salt

    Well I must of had a bad strip. I tested 2 more times and I am getting 4600. My swg max is 4000. So I guess it's good
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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