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Thread: Salt water pool w/o swg

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    meatloaf's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Gilbert AZ

    Salt water pool w/o swg

    I added salt to my pool (3200 ppm) but I'm not using a SWG, still using 3" pucks in a floater. (can't afford a SWG at this time). I've noticed that CYA levels should be higher (70-80) when using a SWG. Where should the CYA be if you have a salt pool but not using a SWG?
    Current results are:
    CL 3.5
    PH 7.6
    TA 90
    CH 400
    CYA 70
    Temp 88* AM - 92*PM
    CSI Index between varies betwen +.01 to +.06
    The water is crystal clear and there are no problems.
    My pool is a 10,500 gallon (420 Sq Ft ) kidney shape. STA-RITE HRPB30, Sand filter 30" 98 GPM, 1 HP Maxi-Glas 2 pump, BBB Method, Taylor K-2005 test kit, 50 Watt 12V low-voltage pond light illuminates the pool at night for a nice soft glow.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Salt water pool w/o swg

    Without a SWG you use the normal 30-50 CYA levels. Salt has no impact on the recommended CYA level.
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Salt water pool w/o swg


    Just thought I'd mention that even tho the recommended levels for you are 30 to 50, many folks in your part of the country run a higher CYA level like you have.
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