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Thread: Calibrating salt sensor on Pool Pilot Digital

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    Calibrating salt sensor on Pool Pilot Digital

    Hi,
    I am new to this forum, hoping to get help on the following:

    According to the manual, the salt sensor can be calibrated through the Installer Menu.
    Plus/minus 1000 ppm (1.0g/l)

    When I select "Calibrate Salt" in the menu, the present salt reading comes up as expected.
    BUT, I am only able to adjust up, NOT down.
    I can adjust 2000ppm up, but 0 ppm down.

    Anyone on why?

    Thanks,

    Kurt

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    Factory reset Pool Pilot Digital

    Hi,

    Is it possible to do a factory reset on a Pool Pilot Digital?
    That is erase all user inputs and leave a virgin, "factory fresh" controller?
    If yes, how?

    Already tried to cut power, but the system, of course, remembers
    life before the power cut very well.
    Tried to search the forum, but came up with nothing
    Thanks,

    Kurt

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    Re: Factory reset Pool Pilot Digital

    Not that I know of. However, it isn't all that much work to go through all of the settings one by one and set it up the way you want it.
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    Re: Calibrating salt sensor on Pool Pilot Digital

    Presumably because it was previously calibrated to the very edge of the available range.

    By the by, calibrating the salt sensor is not usually such a good idea. The factory calibration is usually better than the accuracy of the commonly available salt tests, or to put that another way the salt sensor in the SWG is almost always right and the salt test is wrong more often than not. Certainly there are exceptions, but don't automatically assume your salt test result is correct and the SWG is wrong.
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    Re: Factory reset Pool Pilot Digital

    Thanks for the quick response,

    Yes I am aware of going through the menus etc. but I was thinking
    that maybe the system picks up "bad habits" over time
    and that a complete reset would purge all such things.

    Thispost is related to my other post about not being able
    to calibrate the salt sensor lower than the actual reading, only higher.

    Kurt

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    Re: Calibrating salt sensor on Pool Pilot Digital

    I understand - this was the reason for my post about
    factory reset to get back to factory calibration..

    Topics merged. Please keep everything about one project or issue together in one place. JasonLion

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Calibrating salt sensor on Pool Pilot Digital

    Kurt, the factory reset needs the tri-sensor simulator to do this. What is your current saltinity level (per your test) and what is the unit reading?
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    Re: Calibrating salt sensor on Pool Pilot Digital

    3.3 on salt test and 3.5 on display - calibration starts out at 3.5 and can only calibrate up
    (to 5.5 which is the +- 1000 ppm equal to 2.0 g/l)

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