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    High Salt levels and Chlorine

    Long story short..

    I recently purchased a home with a 13300 gallon plaster pool. The previous owners jacked up the salt levels (4900 ppm) so needless to say the swg wont work until I replace some of the water (a 1 time replacement is not feasible this time of year).

    When I am on the lower end for acceptable chlorine levels based on my cya (80-90) the water seems fine. When I add bleach to get to the upper end of chlorine levels or to shock the salt taste seems to really intensify. Is this normal behavior?

    Currently
    TC 11
    TA 75
    ph 7.6
    20 ft x 40 ft 33k gallon in-ground gunite pool, TF-100 kit w/ speed stir
    3 sheer rainfall decent water features
    Pentair 3hp variable speed pump
    Pentair IC60 SWG
    Pentair Quad DE 60 filter

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    Re: High Salt levels and Chlorine

    no ideas???

    I guess I will accept that as a yes.
    20 ft x 40 ft 33k gallon in-ground gunite pool, TF-100 kit w/ speed stir
    3 sheer rainfall decent water features
    Pentair 3hp variable speed pump
    Pentair IC60 SWG
    Pentair Quad DE 60 filter

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    Re: High Salt levels and Chlorine

    I was hoping someone with firsthand knowledge of SWG and the "taste" would reply....

    I don't, sorry....

    But maybe someone else will be along shortly. Keep "bumping" till you get a response. Waterbear??? Waterbear knows all......
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    Re: High Salt levels and Chlorine

    I know that the auto pilot SWG can handle salt levels up to 35,000 ppm, so if your SWG is not working its not because you have too much salt. The problem with high salt levels is corrosion of metal equipment and thats above 6000

    Not to sure about the effects of clorine and salt, but I know on diffents times I swim, sometimes I can taste it sometimes I can't

    To lower your salt level to 3000, you need to replace 39% of your water, as per Jasons pool calculator, It really comes in handy
    13,000 IG Plaster, 2hp whisperflo pump, 48 sq in pentair DE Filter, 1 skimmer, 2 eyeball outlets, 200 sq ft solar panels on second story, Auto Pilot SWG-36, Polaris ATV Cleaner

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    Re: High Salt levels and Chlorine

    reading is fundamental
    20 ft x 40 ft 33k gallon in-ground gunite pool, TF-100 kit w/ speed stir
    3 sheer rainfall decent water features
    Pentair 3hp variable speed pump
    Pentair IC60 SWG
    Pentair Quad DE 60 filter

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    Re: High Salt levels and Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by MojoRisin
    Long story short..

    I recently purchased a home with a 13300 gallon plaster pool. The previous owners jacked up the salt levels (4900 ppm) so needless to say the swg wont work until I replace some of the water (a 1 time replacement is not feasible this time of year).

    When I am on the lower end for acceptable chlorine levels based on my cya (80-90) the water seems fine. When I add bleach to get to the upper end of chlorine levels or to shock the salt taste seems to really intensify. Is this normal behavior?

    Currently
    TC 11
    TA 75
    ph 7.6
    Where are you running your FC normally? With a SWG you should have it between 3-5 ppm based on wher you say your CYA is. Also, if you could post a FULL set of test numbers it would be helpful.

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