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  1. Following up for those interested. I had great success with adding salt last and in increments. I started by adding all the other startup chemicals, checking and adjusting levels as I went. (And yes, waterbear, you were correct – my plain tap water had TA 90 and CH 137.) Then I added 2/3 of the suggested salt amount and the SWG indicated low salt. So, I added ¼ of the previous amount, and bingo, the magic blue light came on. The SWG is now creating so much chlorine that I’ve had to turn it down from 6 to 3 (also helped by the new presence of CYA, I imagine.) Also, the effect of a
  2. Wow, you've given me a lot to think about. Every time I think I have this stuff down, something blows up and I have to learn something new to deal with it. It's kind of fun though. This weekend it's time for another drain and fill. The borate (Leisure Time - Spa Balancer pH Balance Plus), LaMotte Borate and Aquachek salt titrator test strips I ordered should be in by then and I might pick up some Muriatic acid as well. (I may need an excuse splip from you for all the stuff I'm buying to give to my wife. But she's the one who wanted the thing anyway!) My approach this time around will
  3. Thank you for taking an interest in my problem. Since I've had this spa, I have tried to keep the numbers in line with the chlorine generator manufacturer's recommended parameters; below are those and my current numbers. Per recos here, I have ordered a Taylor K-2006. But for now I'm using a Taylor test kit for pH and chlorine only, an electronic tester for salt, and strips for TA and CH. Mfg. Reco Current FC 2.0-3.0 2.0 pH 7.2-7.6 7.2 TA 80-120 80 CH 200-400 250 Sal
  4. Hi, I'm using a ChlorMaker in a 350gal tub. Initially I set the salt level to 1,750 ppm, the generator indicates Salt Level Normal and works fine for a while. But after a few weeks the device starts to warn of Salt Level High, and then by a month or so shuts down due to Salt Level Exceeds Maximum. At that point I have to drain about 1/3 water and refill with fresh water, and then the generator is happy again. I haven't been able to get through to technical support and am wondering if something I'm adding is driving the salt level up unusually high, or if this is just par for the course with ch
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