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    SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    I need to bring up my FC level and was wondering if the SWG should be running when I add the chlorine or off?? I've read the manual front to back and did some research but have yet to find out the correct process. I don't want to mess my SWG up..

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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    Welcome. Do you have correct salt added and mixed? Do you have cya level at 70 or 80? Take FC to 3 if you haven't yet and keep it there till the SWG can run. Got one of our recommended test kits?
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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    Yes, apparently that was my first problem, we didn't add the right amt of salt to start. I added some yesterday and tested Salt and it's in the right range now.(Salt test strips) My PH is good the CYA is @ 30-50 range....I had read "somewhere" ( done lot of reading) that get the Salt level right first, then do the FC, since my PH is good.... I have some stabilizer on hand and a shock treatment....b/c now I have algae ...but I know I have to get the FC up before I can do anything else...right? I have the copper test strips that came with the SWG and 3 Way test strips that came with it also. Then I have the 6 way test strips. I seen on here someplace to us a FAS/DPD kit... I will pick one up later today...but in meantime strips is what I have. We have had a TON of rain and I've not had any algae before...just very frustrated...lol
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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    It doesn't matter. The pump needs to be running when you add bleach. The SWG can be on or off. If the FC level got where it was from the SWG, that water would be passing through on the next go-round. It's just a machine - it doesn't know where the FC came from.
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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    I always shut off my generator when adding granular chemicals since they go from the bottom drain directly through he SWG cell and through automatic pool sweep if it's the suction type.

    Bleach and acid, if liquid and pored into the water return is pretty quickly diluted, so I wouldn't worry about it unless you were dumping in lot for some reason. Granular chemicals, especially salt, don't get diluted much before they wind up going through the SWG.

    Given the replacement cost, a little TLC may not be a bad idea.
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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckiechan View Post
    I always shut off my generator when adding granular chemicals since they go from the bottom drain directly through he SWG cell and through automatic pool sweep if it's the suction type.

    Bleach and acid, if liquid and pored into the water return is pretty quickly diluted, so I wouldn't worry about it unless you were dumping in lot for some reason. Granular chemicals, especially salt, don't get diluted much before they wind up going through the SWG.

    Given the replacement cost, a little TLC may not be a bad idea.
    Chuckiechan, is your SWG in the suction line? It should be in the return line, after the heater but before the returns, so nothing but filtered water passes through the cell.
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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    OK thank you!
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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    No, it's Pump to filter to SWG.

    Don't the grains go into the filter and as they dissolve in the rapid water flow send high concentrations of chemical into the SWG at unpredictably high concentrations?
    SWG: CircuPool (May 2014) SI30+Plus; 3000ppm seems ideal;
    My Ideal Specs:
    FC 5; PH 7.4-7.6; TA 90; CH 350; CYA 75; = SI ~ 0.19
    14,000 gal, in ground, plaster, Cartridge filter, Borates
    TAYLOR K - 2006

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    Re: SWG- should generator be running when adding chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckiechan View Post
    No, it's Pump to filter to SWG.

    Don't the grains go into the filter and as they dissolve in the rapid water flow send high concentrations of chemical into the SWG at unpredictably high concentrations?
    They'll still go through the SWG whether it's running or not. And we recommend using a sock in the skimmer or in front of a return when adding granular CYA, not dumping it into the skimmer directly. Other granular products are either premixed and poured in front of a return or broadcast across the surface. Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals explains how to add each chemical.
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