Yesterday my salt cell was unhappy and reported 2500 ppm.
So I added 80 pounds of slat which should be raise it well into the 3200/3300 range.
Today it reports 2900 ppm.
Testing with the Taylor kit gives me 27 drops or 5400 ppm.
So something is way off. I swirled after every drop and on the 27th drop there was an instant change from vanilla pudding yellow to the salmon red. Pretty sure I am doing that test correctly.
So how possible is it that my salt cell is waaaaay off?
Or what would account for such a wide disparity? I have to keep the salt cell happy, but I don't want to just keep tossing bags of salt in and raising it to ridiculous levels if the thing is going to sense it correctly.
Does cold weather / water affect the cell readings?
Water currently about 53 degrees. (so salt cell is close to turning off anyhow)
Thinking maybe just unplug it and start with the bleach and plug it back in in April?
Would cleaning the cell help? I believe the ratio is 4 parts water/1 part muriatic?
A visual inspection of the cell shows no significant build up on the elements. Tiny splotch here and there.