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    Salt Cell Scaling After Less Than One Year

    Thanks everyone for the expert advice I've come to expect here. What a great forum! I took apart the cell today and rinsed out as much scaling as possible with the nozzle attached to my garden hose. I then tried some ice cream sticks and some plastic tools that weren't designed for cell...
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    Salt Cell Scaling After Less Than One Year

    No; at least I don't believe so from this picture. I actually had the house shutoff valve moved up so that I could control both house water and irrigation water independently. But based on this picture I do not believe a water softener tied into my home's water softener loop will soften the...
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    Salt Cell Scaling After Less Than One Year

    Thanks Gene! I'll give that a shot but historically that's been a tough number to hit with our fill water. Good tip I last drained in March of 2020. Yes, last time I tested my fill water it was CH 190, TA 130. I'm guessing we desert dwellers all had an above average rise in CH last summer...
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    Salt Cell Scaling After Less Than One Year

    Hi Folks, My Circupool RJ-45 has been installed for 11 months now and I really like it thus far...except for the significant scaling I'm starting to see on the cell. I have been trying to keep my CSI negative, but with my CH approaching 700 it's becoming pretty difficult to do. I am not...
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    Instapark Betta Automatic Pool Skimmer

    Thanks. I just looked at the manual again and it recommended cleaning the solar panels, so I will try that and see if runtime improves.
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    Instapark Betta Automatic Pool Skimmer

    Mine's been going pretty strong since about that time as well, maybe a bit earlier. The past couple of days, however, I noticed that the Betta does not make it through the night (red lights flashing). The red lights also flash until about 9AM and then it gets going again. Do you think this...
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    Buildup on SWG

    Wondering why the OP had scaling on his cell with such a negative CSI?
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    Placing the submersible pump in the deep end and filling in the shallow end (with a garden hose) minimizes this. No worries. If you require the pump to be running (since you have a SWCG) you will need to drain/refill at the same time, as the pump will run dry if the water level goes below the...
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    I'm not familiar with fiberglass pools as far as how they hold up in the summer heat after being half-drained. You could go with a "simultaneous drain and fill" approach; some ideas are mentioned in this thread, and many others on the forum. If you chose to maintain a higher FC level until the...
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that! (from my wife). Be strong...resistance is NOT futile!
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    Can Salt Concentration Go up?

    This was pretty much the approach I ended up using. I pumped a inch or so out, fill it back up (either with the garden hose or the rain we've been getting) then rinsed and repeat. Pulled out the K-1766 this morning and I'm down to 3400. Thanks everyone.
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    Can Salt Concentration Go up?

    Thanks James! My lot is pretty flat (no opportunity for siphon) so I think I will try the "drain and simultaneous fill" approach. Issue with that method it's difficult to tell how much water one has replaced. I guess if I knew the GPH of my pump, and I filled such that the water level...