High Salt Level and New Salt Cell


Well-known member
Aug 16, 2010
Saginaw, TX
Apparently my salt cell is going bad and reporting erroneous salt levels. Unfortunately, I added more salt before I realized the problem. The Taylor K-1766 test indicates 4200 ppm, Leslie's test was at 3689 ppm and the cell is reporting 1900.

I have a new cell ordered (backorder), so I am supplementing with bleach until it arrives. My question is, can I install the new cell with the current high salt level in order to get a reading or will that cause damage to the cell, even if it was on just long enough to determine the salt level?



TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
Get the salinity down until the K-1766 reads 3,600 ppm before installing the cell.

The cell trips the high salt light at 8.0 amps.

If the amperage is above 7 amps when you install the cell, get the salinity down more.
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