OK, I saw my salt level going up and down a bit last year on my Aquarite, I seemed to be related to temps and whatnot, I didn't care so much as the SWG seemed happy and kept my CL levels pegged all season. Its done the same this year a little bit but once again, everything seemed fine, lots of CL.
We were gone for 10 days in late June (got back on the 30th) and came back to a very cloudy slightly green pool, Cleaned the cell, and added a bunch of MA to bring the PH back in order and all was good.
The last couple days its been a bit wacky, little or no FC and according to the main unit I've got a salt level of 2000, inspect cell is solid and low salt is solid. No generation. A few weeks back I recall seeing it at 3500.
I wanted to do a full test today but ran out of time before the wx turned, I did get a test at leslies the other day to cross check against though so here are those numbers.
Chlorine below .5 (it was ever so slightly yellow)
Salt leslies = 3600, my test strip today said just over 4600, my Aquarite says 2000)
TA 60 (leslies)
Phosphates 300 (Leslies)
CYA - 60
CH obscenely high (I gave up last year after I got over 1100, I just got the magnetic stirrer, hope to have a real # soon)
My main question is why is my salt level seem to be disagreeing so much with my AquaRite? Does everything get wonky when the salt gets too high or is it most likely a buildup on the cell? I'm planning on taking it out for a clean and perhaps a trip to the pool store for a ride on the test fixture tomorrow.
I've got some algae growing so I'm going to the store for some bleach to start a shock tonight.