My Pentair IC40 SWG started having issues at the beginning of the season. It was clean and only two years old, but the generation light would never, ever come on, even set at 100%. I must have watched that thing for hours. Anyway, I limped along using bleach (BBB) until I finally called my builder, who also does Pentair service. They came and swapped it for a new one, leaving me very happy. Great service!
Now with the new cell, it is producing chlorine like a champ. However, with the old cell, the salt reading displayed on my EasyTouch was 3200ppm (I just added a bag a few days ago to take it up from 3000) as of last night. Ideal, according to Pentair, is 3400ppm. The new cell tonight reads 4600ppm and the Salt light is flashing (indicating high salt). I will test it with strips over the weekend. But it got me thinking...is there any potential damage being done running with high salt for a while until the rain, fill and generation help take it down? We're on well water here, so I am very judicious with fill. I hate the idea of needing to dump-and-fill to get it down, but I also don't want to damage my new cell or other equipment.
Any thoughts? Thanks!