SWG/Start up Advice

Rattus Suffocatus

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2019
1,309
Corona de Tucson, AZ
Let them mix for 48 hours and measure at that point. Then add half more of what you need to get halfway to the goal. Let go at least 24 hrs then measure. At this point you should have enough to generate. Wait a full week and measure again. Add more if you want then.

But it mixed really inconsistently for me. I guess if I would have run the pump 24 hrs on high....

If I would have done nine bags I would have been draining and refilling a portion..
 

combsone

Member
Mar 24, 2020
20
Long Beach, CA
Ok...so I just tested the salt after 2 days of letting it mix. I guess I should’ve measured before adding it or I should’ve been more conservative than adding the 7 bags because I tested the water at 3800 ppm. Did I way overshoot my target and am I going to have to drain some water? Any next steps will be appreciated. I used the k-1766 and the speedstir by the way.
 

combsone

Member
Mar 24, 2020
20
Long Beach, CA
Have you turned it on yet? The cell will tell you if the Salinity is too high. It's the Aquarite controllers that don't like the high salinity. I think you can run a little on the high side with the IC units.
I haven’t turned it on yet because I wanted to get some feedback from people before I did anything. Thanks for the quick response!
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
37,085
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
IC SWCG's can handle it. Will flash high salt at 4500ppm. But will not shut down and will not harm the electronics.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
24,863
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
An IC40 will work fine at 3800ppm.
 

Newdude

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
6,907
NY
I have found my IC to be very forgiving on the low side and it will work down to 2800. It doesnt suprise me if it does the same on the high side as well.
 
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