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Thread: Argh, added too much salt!!

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    Argh, added too much salt!!

    I forgot to test my water before adding salt. Even though I added less than the amount recommended in my Intex SWG manual, it's up to 4200.
    Classic rookie mistake but I wish the manual would tell you this. Tested with the Taylor K-1766 Salt Test (drops).

    Would it be OK to run it for a few weeks with this level provided my SWG doesn't complain? It's hard to tell from the manual, but I think this level is probably OK.
    We have a steep graduated water rate so my refill water will be much cheaper if I wait until the next billing cycle to replace 25% (2000 gallons) of my water.

    Edit - the SWG is Krystal Clear Model CS8110 from Intex.
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

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    Re: Argh, added too much salt!!

    The Intex SWG shuts down right around 4,000 ppm of salt. If it actually agrees to run you are alright, but the odds are very high that it will get a high salt error and shut off.
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    Re: Argh, added too much salt!!

    Thanks, I'll try it and see and be prepared to drain if it doesn't work.
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

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    Re: Argh, added too much salt!!

    So far, so good.
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

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