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Thread: How can too much salt affect SWGs?

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    How can too much salt affect SWGs?

    I can understand how too little salt could be a problem, but how can too much salt interfere with the operation of a SWG?

    I have a Hayward Aqua-Rite and its manual seems very emphatic that it not be run with "high salt."

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: How can too much salt affect SWGs?

    High salt decreases the electrical resistance, which increases the current flowing between the cell plates. Most SWGs are designed to only handle salt/current up to a certain level, and if current/salt gets too far above that the power supply will burn out. The AquaRite, like many other brands, will shut it's self off before anything breaks/burns out.
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