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Thread: It's been a month, turning on SWG?

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    It's been a month, turning on SWG?

    Our plaster was installed 4 weeks ago, so now I'm ready to fire up the Intellichlor (IC40). I've been doing the bleach thing for the past month with no problems...thanks to the info from this forum . I guess I need to buy some salt test strips or take a sample to Leslies? Until I test it......let's assume there's somewhere around 250ppm of salt currently in the water, in that case Pentair says I need to add between 400 and 500 pounds of salt to reach 3400ppm. Should this be done all at the same time? Or should I throw in half of it today and half of it tomorrow, run the pump for 24 hours and turn on the intellichlor?
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    Re: It's been a month, turning on SWG?

    I'd have it tested to know what salt level you're already at. Once you know, use the pool calc to figure out how much more you need to add. Just dump it in all at once and then brush it around a bit and you'll be surprised how fast it dissolves. Wait at least 24 hours to turn on the swg after it's dissloved.
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    Re: It's been a month, turning on SWG?

    After you add the salt and are waiting the 24 hours to turn on swg can you swim?
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    Re: It's been a month, turning on SWG?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyWonder
    After you add the salt and are waiting the 24 hours to turn on swg can you swim?
    Yes you can, that'll just speed up the dissolving
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