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    SWG acceptable levels

    So my salt cell wasn't calibrated and gave me an extremely low read out on my salt level. With that, I added salt. My new SWG and Leslies said I have a salt level of 5000ppm. Is keeping this level (cuz I don't want to drain 33% of my pool) acceptable? Or should I drain it?

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    Re: SWG acceptable levels

    Depends on the SWG.

    That said, I would not trust Leslie's test results. If your SWG is happy, leave it be. If it reports high salt, again it depends on the SWG brand as to whether you need to drain or not - if your salt is actually 5000 ppm.

    I highly recommend this test kit for testing salt. I have found it to be far more accurate than strips.
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    Re: SWG acceptable levels

    Thanks for the test kit recommendation. Well, Leslies and my new SWG coincide. So I gotta believe the 5000ppm. The SWG is a T-9 cell with at 2700 to 3400 ppm recommendation. Thinking I'm gonna have to drain.

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    Re: SWG acceptable levels

    Depending on what type of SWCG you have, you can go through a recalibration. Use silver nitrate to really know where your readings are. If they tested with a meter, remember meters go out of synch almost weekly and you are dependent on them recalibrating them.

    If its an Aqua rite, you can quickly google how to reset it to the proper salt level.

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    Re: SWG acceptable levels

    You can not calibrate the Hayward SWGs.
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