A couple of weeks ago after my builder finished repairs and refilled the pool, he added bags of salt and left two more for me to add later. After a few days, the reading on the IC-40 was showing only 2300, so I added the other two bags. After several more days, it settled at 2600. This was consistent with what I had seen during the first fill up - one 40lb bag raised by level by about 150.
So, I picked up four bags, but only added three of them. After several more days, the reading settled at 3350, which was higher than I expected, but looked good enough that I never added the fourth bag.
After about a week at 3350, it started reading 3600 and this morning it is showing 3800.
Since I finished salting, I've added two gallons of liquid stabilizer and four lbs of dry CYA as I've been working to bring my CYA up from its initial zero state. I added one 168oz bottle of clorox to help get the chlorine level up while the generator was seeing low salt. Finally, I've put probably 8 gallons of 31.45% muratic acid as I've been working to bring my pH and TA down.
According to the calculator, it should have taken an additional 102 lbs of salt to take me from 3350 to 3800. So, I'm having trouble figuring out what is driving the reading up. I've had a few inches of evaporation, though I'm still above the skimmer levels and I've been holding off on adding any more fill water as the pH and TA of the fill water are quite high. I wanted to get the levels down in the initial fill before I started the process again by adding more water.
So far, I've been relying on the reading from the Easytouch panel for the salt level.
I'd appreciate any suggestions as to what I'm seeing here.