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    Saltwater slam

    While slamming the pool is it ok to add salt? Salt lever is only around 1400. Should I add it now? Have only slammed for 1 day or should I wait until other levels are right and algae is gone?

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    Re: Saltwater slam

    Don't bother with the salt, we don't recommend running a SWCG during the SLAM so messing with the salt level is just a distraction to killing algae.
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    Re: Saltwater slam

    Ok. I will hold off. So I should also just set my swg to off?
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    Re: Saltwater slam

    Yep, shut down your SWG. While an SWG can help to maintain FC levels during a SLAM, it is much more beneficial to get accurate measurements of chlorine loss to gauge your progress. Besides, it will save some wear and tear on the cell since you are adding liquid chlorine anyway.
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