I'm headed down in a bit to get some saltwater test strips ...
There is an electrical port on the side of the pump that I thought would interface with the SWG, turning it on and off, but no. They installed a mechanical timer. WTF I ask myself, in this day and age why are they still using a mechanical timer? Installer Pentair does not make something like that, which I am going to verify by calling.
The pool guys dumped the salt in, installed the components, turned it on and split. I've been brushing it and the sand around since they left, salt is dissolved and blinking "high salt" light is now solid. I would have installed the thing myself but it wouldn't have been warrantied.The port on your Intelliflo pump is to hook to a Pentair automation system, such as the Intellitouch or Easytouch. You need the mechanical timer as you do not have one of those systems. Always be sure the SWCG is powered off when the pump is scheduled to be powered off.
You should also remove power from the SWCG while dissolving your salt in the pool. High salinty water flowing through a powered on SWCG is not a good idea.
The SWCG only reads the salinity every 12 hours or when you first turn it on. So once you believe the salt is well mixed and your salinity test kit confirms that, then turn on the SWCG and it will read what it believes the salinity is.The pool guys dumped the salt in, installed the components, turned it on and split. I've been brushing it and the sand around since they left, salt is dissolved and blinking "high salt" light is now solid. I would have installed the thing myself but it wouldn't have been warrantied.
Cell is off, pump is running and I have a good test kit that includes salinity test. I know every pool is different, but anyone have a general idea of a starting point on the cell?
The water isn't "cloudy" per se, it's just not as crystal clear as b4 the addition of salt. Chlorine levels were good b4 the addition of salt and the SWG. Plus, as an added bonus, there were 2 days of strong winds which blew fine sand everywhere, including my pool.What Yippee said. The SWCG is there to maintain once the FC is in the proper level. Shut the SWCG off till the slam is called done.