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Thread: Switching back to SWG from chlorine

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    Jun 2015
    Sterling Heights, MI

    Switching back to SWG from chlorine

    Started season out opening up the pool with my SWG and sand filter. SWG stopped working (have had it 3 years so can't complain). I did order a new SWG but in the meantime, switched to using chlorine with only my sand filter as kids didn't want to not be able to swim while waiting for new SWG. Now I received my new SWG, question is: do I need to re-add the salt since I was using chlorine for the last couple of weeks? Don't want to screw system up but would really like to get back to using the SWG without having to constantly add chlorine. Thanks!
    AGP, Intex 18 x 52, sand filter

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Switching back to SWG from chlorine

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    As with all chemistry changes we make/recommend, the first step is to test the water (salt level in this case) to find out what is needed to be added.

    Although a full set of test results using one of the Recommended Test Kits would be advised to make sure nothing else is out of whack.

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    Jun 2014
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Switching back to SWG from chlorine

    Salt doesn't go anywhere.
    Unless you've drained and re-filled the pool or replaced a very large amount of water, there is no need to drain the pool. You can confirm that with a test if you want but I can't imagine it's changed.

    I went through the same thing, SWG failed and I ran on bleach for a month till I got my new one. Salt is still there, new SWG works perfectly.
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
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