New salt system reading 2800 when no salt has been added

jeremydu

Well-known member
Jun 24, 2008
77
MOBILE, AL
I have just installed a Hayward aquatrol on my 24' AG and when I turned it on to my sunrise the salt reading on the readout is already at 2800. I don't have the generator turned on yet since I am going to get good levels with bleach first. Going to the store now to buy salt to have on hand. Any ideas why this would be happening ?
 

jblizzle

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
43,238
Tucson, AZ
How old is the pool and water? All forms of chlorine add salt.

I did not think the SWG would report a salt level unless it was generating though?
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
21,129
That's normal, it's the default average salt reading. Just ignore. Get your salt right and turn it on.