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    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Arkadelphia/ AR

    Help high salt

    I have high salt I added what it said 125lbs for a 5061 gal pool. I used HTH salt test strips and the ppm is at 2880 the book says from 2500-3500 with 3000 being optimal but I am getting a high salt alarm the SWG is only 2 weeks old.

    Th 100
    Fc 0
    PH 7.5
    Ta 80
    Cya 30-50

    I just don't get what's going on I am only using test strips until I order a test kit on Fri and my water is cloudy I slammed it 2x Fri and Sat started to clear up but now the same as before
    Please help newbie
    1648 intex AG 5061 gal.
    Intex 633tIntex 2500 Gph Krystal Clear Gcfi Pool Filter Pump
    Intex SWG model CG-28667
    Intex cartridge Type B

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    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Help high salt

    How long ago did you add salt? The pump needs to run 24 hours to dissolve and mix the salt. Sometimes a little brushing is also required with Intex pools.

    Did you test salt before adding? You cannot assume salt is 0 to start, many things add salt to water. Your water could have had 400-600 ppm of salt to begin with, especially if it has been in the pool for a while.

    Salt tests are not all that accurate either, +/- 400 ppm usually. The only ways to reduce salt level is to partial drain, splash out or overflow from rain water.
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    Join Date
    May 2008
    Long Island, NY

    Re: Help high salt

    125lb/5061 gals - 2962 ppm. Is the pool a new fill? Did you have salt in it already?

    Get the Taylor K-1766 salt test kit.
    Pool Details: 25,440 Gal IG Vinyl 21x40 Mountain Pond (Graphex)
    Filter: Hayward Micro-Clear DE (48 Sq Ft)
    Pump: 1.5 HP Super Pump w/ 1.5 EcoTech VS Motor
    SWG: Circupool Si45
    Cleaner: Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820

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