I have been happily on the BBB system for the past year and a half and am so happy I had found this site...never had any pool issues, and been adding bleach and testing daily. I decided to bite the bullet and order a new SWG cell (previous owners had existing SWG system but cell had died). Before I added the salt, I used salt test strips to test my salt ppm, and measured 1600ppm. This seemed high to me since all I had added since my drain and refill 1.5 years ago was bleach, so to double check my reading I took my sample into the dreaded pool store, where the feedback I received was "TDS is way too high, you must drain your pool or a SWG system will not work properly." I took it with the grain of salt that I use when I go into pool stores, and walked out, but forgot to ask what my ppm level of TDS actually was. My question is:
1. Is adding 1-2ppm of bleach every day for the past year and a half enough to raise my salt levels to 1600ppm?
2. If yes to #1 above, to bring my salt level to 3500ppm, would I just add the equivalent of 1800ppm (3500-1700=1800)?
Here are my pool stats:
92 deg F (live in AZ)