Salt Reading

pjohnson73

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Jun 9, 2008
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Avon Park, FL
Pool Size
15300
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
I just had my liner replaced in my Above Ground Pool last week and I had assumed the salt reading would be 0 or fairly low since it was a new liner, but I still only put 8 40lb bags in my pool according to Pool Math to get the level to 2500. I tested it this morning with the K-1766 Salt Test and the reading was 3000. I still have two 40lb bags left. The manual for the Aquarite Goldline shows ideal levels from 2700 to 3400 ppm. Is 3000 ppm good for now, or should I add more salt? Also, I am going to test my CYA later today, and it says ideal ppm for it is 60-80 with 80 being the best. I live in FL and we gets lots of sun. Should I go for 80 ppm on the CYA?
 

mknauss

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Laughlin, NV
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
See if the SWCG is happy at 3000 ppm. If it is, great. Monitor overflow due to rain as that may take out some of your salinity.

I would raise the CYA to 60 ppm initially, test once all the stabilizer is dissolved, then add as necessary to get to 80 ppm CYA.

Be sure you are adding liquid chlorine daily to the pool while you get this all balanced.
 

pjohnson73

Member
Jun 9, 2008
21
Avon Park, FL
Pool Size
15300
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
See if the SWCG is happy at 3000 ppm. If it is, great. Monitor overflow due to rain as that may take out some of your salinity.

I would raise the CYA to 60 ppm initially, test once all the stabilizer is dissolved, then add as necessary to get to 80 ppm CYA.

Be sure you are adding liquid chlorine daily to the pool while you get this all balanced.
Thanks. I put the stabilizer in a few days ago. How long does it take to completely dissolve usually?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
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6000
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Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I put mine in a thin sock and put that in the skimmer. It is normally mushy in about an hour and I can easily squeeze it out in a few minutes.
 
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