Okay, first of all I'm totally new to SWCG systems, so please bear with me.
Tomorrow night I'm going to be installing my intex brand generator so tonight I decided to test my salt level since I finally found some test strips locally.
About a week ago I put in 8 of the 40# bags of solar salt into my 24 foot x 52" deep AGP which is what the recommended dosage is for a pool that size. I figured I was all set to go.
Well after checking the level tonight, I got a reading of 4950 ppm with my AquaCheck strips.
Now I know that intex recommends a level of 3000 ppm but I really hate to start draining the pool if I don't need to. I do taste some salt in the water but it's not exactly unpleasant.
I will have to pump an inch or two of water out tomorrow night, due to some rainfall we had today, which I assume will decrease the salt level at least somewhat.
So here are my questions:
#1 is a level of 4950 ppm going to damage the SWCG in any way?
#2 is a level of 4950 ppm going to damage my pool in any way?
As stated above, I do taste salt in the pool water but it's in no way overbearing. Also, I know that I will be adding water from time to time due to splash out and evaporation.
Any help you all can give would be appreciated. I've been a pool owner for several years now, but the salt water system is totally new to me. I have to admit that I had some problems dumping salt into what looked to be perfect water. My main problem is that I'm a gadget freak and just couldn't resist buying one, once I read about these things.
Thanks in advance,