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    False salt reading?

    I have an aqua rite salt system that is reading about 4400-4600 ppm salt. So I take a sample to leslies and their electronic probe is reading 2800 ppm. They even checked their own sample to confirm that their device was callibrated correctly.

    I cleaned the cell/ no change. The salt level definatly did not taste like 4400ppm when I was in the other day. How do I force the unit to read the current salt level at 2800 ppm? Even with the high reading the system is still producing chlorine.

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    Re: False salt reading?

    also, I just had the board replaced if that may be the cause.

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    Re: False salt reading?

    Hi jeffyzf,
    Welcome to TFP!!

    I would recommend purchasing your own own salt test strips to verify it for yourself. Pool store tests are typically highly inaccurate.
    Their test solution could be old, their testing/calibration method could be wrong, a high/low calibration issue, etc..
    The "AquaChek Salt test strips" are considered on this forum to be the best in the industry and highly accurate. They're a little under 12 bones at Amazon /w free freight.
    You want the ones that look like a thermometer on a paper strip.

    Aside from that, if your salt reading is truly that far off, more than 500ppm from what the SWG show. This usually indicates that your cell is beginning to fail and will need to be replaced in the near future.
    You say you had the board replaced? What version is the board and what cell do you have? T-15, T-8, etc..
    The boards have to be set for the cell that is in use. Either via a jumper, or through a software menu.
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    Re: False salt reading?

    Thank you for the reply, it was the setting in the control panel, it was set for a t5 and I have a t15 cell. My pool guy was able to help find the setting in the hidden menu and change it. All fixed!

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    Re: False salt reading?

    WOHOOO!!!
    Glad to hear it.

    I have the steps for those menus if you ever need it again. I have posted it in other posts, so it's here if I'm not.
    Thanks for reading... - Tony
    Da' Pool: Intex 15'x42" 3284gal AGP EasySet (Inflatable Ring) - (Summer 2014: 27' round EW /w 6.5' deep end @ 22,500gal)
    Pump & Cart Mod: 1000gph Cart. 5ft² - 2 nylons, 24/7 OP. Traps bugs/bits, lasts longer/cleans easier = Happier Pool Owner!!
    The Bible for a "Trouble Free Pool" life = PoolSchool, the BBB method a TF100 test kit(Recommend Kits Compared). - Cleaning a Sand Filter
    Water looks like GLASS, if yours doesn't...SLAM IT! Feels nice and never been happier!!! :D

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    Post Re: False salt reading? RESET Salt Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffyzf View Post
    I have an aqua rite salt system that is reading about 4400-4600 ppm salt. So I take a sample to leslies and their electronic probe is reading 2800 ppm. They even checked their own sample to confirm that their device was callibrated correctly.

    I cleaned the cell/ no change. The salt level definatly did not taste like 4400ppm when I was in the other day. How do I force the unit to read the current salt level at 2800 ppm? Even with the high reading the system is still producing chlorine.
    How to RESET Salt REading:
    Here are two internet links:
    How To Recalibrate the Salt Level on a Hayward Aqua Rite - INYOPools.com
    How To: Recalibrate the Salt Level on a Hayward Aqua Rite - YouTube

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