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    Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    I am having SWG installed tomorrow...but I have time to install the salt and stabilizer today.

    Is it ok if do that now?

    Thanks,

    David
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    Yes. Needs a little time to dissolve anyway.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    Sure go for it. Did you compute how many bags you'll need? You can use solar salt instead of "pool salt". Pool salt is finer ground. Remember your pool isn't at 0 for salt. So you may want to add a couple bags less. It's easier to add than to remove.

    When I added my 12 bags, (do a couple of trips if you don't have a truck (don't overload your vehicle)), I added 9 or 10. Then brushed my sides down, it mostly dissolved in 1 hour or so. If you have your pump on aim a jet to the pile to help it dissolve. Dissolve time will also depend on water temp. So don't be too concerned. It will dissolve with time.

    Good luck with your unit. It make pool care easier.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    Thanks for the answers - I am super looking forward to the SWG. No more lugging jugs!!
    ~23,500 Gallon In-Ground Plaster Pool, Intelliflo VS+ Pump, Hayward 4820 DE Filter, IntelliChlor IC40 SWG

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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    Just like bobo said....go light then add more if needed.

    Did you end up going with the Hawyard Aquarite 40K?
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    My pentair SWCG manual says to wait 24-48 hours after salt has been circulating before turning it on, it's supposed to reduce possibility of surge in the cell from undissolved salt.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    OK, so the SWG is installed. It is the Compupool CPSC48, brand new and guess what? It has A LEAK. The o-ring seal where the salt cell gets screwed in is leaking. It is just a drip, not a gusher, and it is working, but kind of a bummer. I called Compupool and they emailed me a warranty form. Annoying that I have to fill out these forms and switch out the part, but let's hope the unit will be RELIABLE after they send me a replacement part. Anyway, I should have gotten the SWG sooner. So done with chlorine. The funny thing is, the money I saved buying bleach was wiped out by the cost of all the clothes ruined by bleach splash.

    Let's hope we can get this baby WORKING
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drockfresh
    So done with chlorine.
    No you aren't .....you are just making your own now.

    Is it leaking on the inlet or outlet barrel union? Sure you just don't have a pinched o-ring or a burr on the plastic?
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    I've got the same unit. It's a good unit overall. Are you running it 230 or 115 volts? You'll still occasionally use liquid chlorine (heavy bather load, shocking, any time you need to get your level up quickly).
    You may want to use some o-ring lube and re-tighten.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    It's the inlet. The o-ring is not sealing. It is very tight, I don't want to crack the plastic.

    The cell was not screwed into the casing when the unit arrived. Did yours arrive screwed in?

    I purchased it online and suspected something funky when I opened the box.

    It's running at 230 - same as my pump.

    Anyhow, I will get a replacement casing from the company. That will hopefully fix it.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    I don't remember, but I believe the casting was pretty tight screwing into them into the fittings.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    CompuPool sent me a new enclosure (they also sent a few different sized O-rings). Installed and the leak is gone.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    Great news! Glad it's working for you.
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    Re: Installing SWG tomorrow, can I put the salt in today?

    The day I added my salt.

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