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    SWG newby questions

    I turned my SWG on yesterday for the first time this year. I had it installed at the end of last summer, so I'm not sure what to expect. Lights look good, only one is lit, "generating". A couple of questions:
    • When I first ran through the diagnostic displays, it all looked good. At that time the average salt was 3300 and the instant read was -3300. When I ran through the diagnostics a few hours later, the cell circuit was 0 and the instant read was -0. I unplugged the cell from the board, and plugged it back in. I immediately got a circuit read and an instant read. A few hours later, same thing, and again today -- it started this morning with circuit and instant reads, then went to 0 a few hours later. I unplugged and replugged and got readings. It's back to 0, and I am running it that way until I see what you all have to say. Am I really having trouble getting the plug in tight, or is something wrong?
    • Average salt level started at 3300, is now at 3700. My strip AquaTest strip test shows 2840. My optimum level per manual is 3200, so I aim for 3400 - 3600. Does the high read matter?

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    Re: SWG newby questions

    It reads zero when not generating. The % setting is the amount of time it is generating. It cycles on and off.

    As long as the SWG is happy with the salt reading, then no problem.
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    Re: SWG newby questions

    I mispoke in my question, sorry. It's not the cell circuit that is reading 0; it's the cell current, or amps, that is 0. Does that also show 0 when it is not generating?
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    Re: SWG newby questions

    Yes. Cell current is zero when the SWG is not generating.
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    Re: SWG newby questions

    Thanks, I was hoping that was the answer!
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    Re: SWG newby questions

    Also, from Hayward I found out that the Aquarite % setting is based on a 2 hour cycle. So if you have the output set at 50% and run it for 2 hours it will generate for 1 hour.
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