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    Borax affect SWG readings?

    Last year we decided to get a Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWG system to add to our Aqualink RS system. We bought it used and had issues with it from day one. It turned out to be the flow/salt sensor that was causing our problems. I replaced it last week and my salt reading are showing 4500-4600(4.5-4.6) on the Aquapure panel even though I know I only put enough salt in to be between 3200-3500. The salt was reading correctly with the old sensor, but I suspect that it is reading incorrectly with the new sensor because of adding Borax this spring. Is this possible for the Borax to affect the salt readings, or did I get a bad sensor?
    Jay...12,500 gallon freeform pool and attached spa w/ Bullfrog Oscillator & ClusterSpray Jetpaks
    Jandy 2hp VS pump(main), Jandy 2hp Stealth pump(Jetpaks), Jandy 1hp Stealth pump(water features) Jandy CL-580 filter, Jandy Watercolors LED lighting, Jandy Aqualink RS8(revision MM) w/Aquapalm, Autelis Controller, Onetouch controller, Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWG, Jandy LXi 400k heater, Paramount PV3 6 zone infloor cleaning system

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    Re: Borax affect SWG readings?

    Not really. Adding borates will raise the salt level just a little bit, and otherwise shouldn't have any effect on the salt sensor.
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    Re: Borax affect SWG readings?

    ****, I guess I guess I need to get my salt level tested. Hopefully the seller will warranty the sensor if it is in fact bad. I had to cut and splice the wires to extend them so I am not sure if they will warranty that or not.
    Jay...12,500 gallon freeform pool and attached spa w/ Bullfrog Oscillator & ClusterSpray Jetpaks
    Jandy 2hp VS pump(main), Jandy 2hp Stealth pump(Jetpaks), Jandy 1hp Stealth pump(water features) Jandy CL-580 filter, Jandy Watercolors LED lighting, Jandy Aqualink RS8(revision MM) w/Aquapalm, Autelis Controller, Onetouch controller, Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWG, Jandy LXi 400k heater, Paramount PV3 6 zone infloor cleaning system

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    Re: Borax affect SWG readings?

    I feel like an idiot, I had been trying to calibrate on the back board rather than the front for some reason. I have it calibrated, so hopefully it will work now.
    Jay...12,500 gallon freeform pool and attached spa w/ Bullfrog Oscillator & ClusterSpray Jetpaks
    Jandy 2hp VS pump(main), Jandy 2hp Stealth pump(Jetpaks), Jandy 1hp Stealth pump(water features) Jandy CL-580 filter, Jandy Watercolors LED lighting, Jandy Aqualink RS8(revision MM) w/Aquapalm, Autelis Controller, Onetouch controller, Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWG, Jandy LXi 400k heater, Paramount PV3 6 zone infloor cleaning system

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