I accidentally added too much salt to my pool. (I added, and my Jandy kept misreporting the correct salt amount, over the course of a couple of weeks, until it was too late and now I know.) So...I'm going to have to drain it, at least partially, right?
Any recommendations on how best to do this? Does salt typically settle to the bottom, in other words, if I drain from the bottom, am I best off draining before the pump begins running in the morning, so that the majority of the salt is sitting at the bottom and that's what gets washed out?
My salt cell has been very temperamental and might have reached the end of its life. Is there any harm in not draining the pool, leaving the SWG at 0% chlorine production, and just having a traditional chlorine pool for the year, and revisit this next year?
I have a 15k gallon pool and the salt concentration, as best I can tell, the salt reading is somewhere around 6000. The calculator is telling me, to get it down to 3000, I'll have to dump 50% of my water. How accurate is that calculation? How can I do this in the most intelligent way? If I really have to replace 50% of my water, it will cost me about $1500 (!!) in a water bill.
My city requires a $28 permit for any quantity of pool draining, plus I'm in California so am very conscious of the water shortage and would like to really figure this out as best as I can, so I don't make any more mistakes.