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    Salt level in pool!

    I have a pentair IC40 my pool was built in October so it isn't even a year old. I have the Easy Touch system decided I better clean the cell today. So I put the cap on it and poured the mixture in the cell didn't foam at all so I just washed it back out and put it back on. Pluged it up and turned to the pump on for about an hr to make sure it wasn't going to leak. My salt level was 3600 before I cleaned the cell now it says the level is 4300. Is this a probleam? I need to get a good test kit for salt what do you recommend?
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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    Was there a sign of scaling? If not there would not have been any reason to clean it.

    But, sense the salt reading went up, the cleaning obviously did something. As long as the SWG is not complaining about high salt, you are fine.

    I prefer the Taylor drop-based salt test over the salt strips.
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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    There was just a little bit of buildup on the fins not a lot. I bought the kit to clean it this spring and though it wouldn't hurt to clean it. Didn't bubble much at all.
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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    I think I had the same issue... my cell seems to read higher after its initial cleaning... I use Taylor drop test to verify where the salt really is and I don't worry about the cell reading since its within usable range.
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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    What are the reagents for the Taylor drop-Based system I should be able to just by the reagents and use them with my speed stir or is it just as cheap to buy the kit?
    18'x36' inground vinyl liner.Pentair Sand Filter SD-60, Pentair EastTouch IC40 Salt Gen.
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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    What are the reagents for the Taylor drop-Based system I should be able to just by the reagents and use them with my speed stir or is it just as cheap to buy the kit?
    18'x36' inground vinyl liner.Pentair Sand Filter SD-60, Pentair EastTouch IC40 Salt Gen.
    Pentair Legend Cleaner. Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp pump. Color LED pool light.
    Taylor K-2006 (FAS-DPD) w/ SpeedStir. Pool Built October 2013.

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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    The kit is just 2 reagents (do not know the numbers off hand) and another vial (which I use with the SpeedStir as there is a white build-up in it from testing).
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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    The kit is $22.87 Amazon Prime so free 2 day shipping

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    Thanks for the help guys. Tell ya how I clean my speed stir vial I just Chlorox brand wipes after every use and it stays crystal clear!
    18'x36' inground vinyl liner.Pentair Sand Filter SD-60, Pentair EastTouch IC40 Salt Gen.
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    Re: Salt level in pool!

    K I updated it I guess
    18'x36' inground vinyl liner.Pentair Sand Filter SD-60, Pentair EastTouch IC40 Salt Gen.
    Pentair Legend Cleaner. Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp pump. Color LED pool light.
    Taylor K-2006 (FAS-DPD) w/ SpeedStir. Pool Built October 2013.

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