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    Salty Slip-up

    I made a bit of a mathamalogical error in my salt/bags/weight/volume calculation and as opposed to topping my salt levels off at 3500ppm I nuked it to 4400ppm

    I know it will gradually come back down on it's own but what damage am I doing in the mean time?

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    Mat....fairly certain your SWG can handle that concentration, its not really brutal. Some backwashing will bring it down a bit, refill then backwash again.

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    Thanks pooladdict - My SWCG is humming along beautifully, in fact it was working so well that it was my rocketing FC that prompted me to test the salt level.

    I was concerned that the high salt level would start to rust/corrode small children or more important things like heater coils... etc...
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    Salt level should not be a problem. In fact, there are several SWGs on the market that normally operate in the 5000-6000 ppm range for salt. Above 6000 ppm corrosion becomes more of an issue.

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    Thanks! Rusty kids would get me in the bad book with the missus!
    My Pool: 27K gal IG plaster, Pentair FNS Plus DE Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, Polaris 280 Cleaner

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