Salt Level Instabilities Questions

Jedisparky

Silver Supporter
Mar 9, 2017
139
L.A. CA
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hello Friends,
I have read a couple Fourm discussions and want to confirm what I think I have read. Yesterday my pool temp was 70 degrees Fahrenheit and my salt levels were 2000 steady after 3 tests. We've had some heavy rains this season and I haven't added any salt for a couple years. The reading dosen't seem out of line. So I added 5 40lbs bags of salt. 4 hours later I did a salt check (I know 24 hrs is going to be more accurate, just checked for the heck of it) and got a 3200 reading. I left the pump running all night and did a test in the morning. My reading is now 1700. Hmmm. Ok, so now the water temp is 65 degrees. Seems from what I'm reading that this will affect my salt readings. But THAT much? Obviously I won't add any more salt, and just wait till it gets warmer to achieve a more accurate salt result. Just wanna see if the group think concurs with my assessment or see if I'm missing something.

Thanks
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
37,042
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Water temperature will not effect the K1766 salt test. I assume that is what you are using?
 

Jedisparky

Silver Supporter
Mar 9, 2017
139
L.A. CA
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I'm using the Taylor K-2006 Complete (FAS-DPD chlorine) Kit. It's what I learned on so I'm comfortable with it.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
37,042
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I'm using the Taylor K-2006 Complete (FAS-DPD chlorine) Kit. It's what I learned on so I'm comfortable with it.
Great.
How did you test the salt level?
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,936
Are you talking about the reading from the system or your salt test kit?

What does the salt reading from the system say?

Does the Intellichlor show good salt?

What test kit do you have?

This is the kit that you need.

 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,936
Are you doing the test correctly?

Using the correct amount of water and using the correct multiplier?
 

Jedisparky

Silver Supporter
Mar 9, 2017
139
L.A. CA
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Ok, thank you guys! It's early, I haven't had coffee yet. It just took me typing my testing steps down for you to realize I forgot to multiply the the drops by two. 17x2=3400. Doh, much better. Thank you as always for your time and patience. I'm going to stick my head in the pool now, lol.

Mike
 

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