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    white film when i power salt cell

    Hello Everyone, we have opened our pool for the summer season, and when i powered up the salt cell we are getting a white film layer on the water does anyone know why this happens?[ATTACH=CONFIG]
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    Re: white film when i power salt cell

    Did you use an algaecide at closing? Sometimes there's a reaction like this when those products begin to oxidize. You could post a full set of test numbers for us as well, but I suspect the first start-up and SWG's creation of fresh FC is causing this. Once you confirm all levels are adjusted it should dissipate and resolve itself.
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    Re: white film when i power salt cell

    Thank You for the quick response.

    the film seemed to disappear, what i did notice this morning when the film was coming out of the jets, the pressure gauge seemed to rise a little bit, do you think maybe by turning on the cell there was a bit of air lock?

    just took readings they

    fc - 2

    tc - 2

    ph - 7.8

    ta - 100

    cya - 30
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    PENTAIR CC200 CARTRIDGE FILTER SYSTEM
    HAYWARD SUPER PUMP 3/4 HP
    RAYPAK HEATER

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    Re: white film when i power salt cell

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    I think Pat got it. Something organic in the water. Elevated FC levels ought to clear it up in a few days.
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