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    too much salt in pool

    my salt reading is 5700, ideal is 2500
    i didn't add the salt, local pool guy did it for me when i was a beginner
    is there any harm in this? its been like this for a while and water has been balanced well. everything is good except this.
    anything i can do about it or should do?


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    Re: too much salt in pool

    If the SWG is not complaining (although I am surprised it is not), then you are fine.
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    Re: too much salt in pool

    the salt will gradually lower with splash out and backwashing if applicable
    how are you getting these test results?
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    Re: too much salt in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by aussieta View Post
    the salt will gradually lower with splash out and backwashing if applicable
    how are you getting these test results?
    test results from pool shop (my pool shop is one which is actually phenomenal, very rare).

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    Re: too much salt in pool

    Look up the manual for your SWG and see if that level is in range. It gradually lowers though filling pool with your hose, or rainwater, so I'd let it go.
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    Re: too much salt in pool

    I was just going to post the same question - I just got the salt test kit and the first reading was 4800 - clearly more than I need. But I will just let it go based on your comments.

    Thanks again - the advice on this forum lets me chill out and enjoy a cold one by my pool yet again!!!
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    Re: too much salt in pool

    If the SWG is happy, you should be too. Two things to remember:

    1) We seldom trust pool store testing
    2) If it ain't broke, don't keep fixing it 'til it is!
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