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    Jandy SWG Boost Button

    When should I use the boost button on my SWG? Should I use it instead of shock once a week? New to SWG, thanks for your help!


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    Re: Jandy SWG Boost Button

    Hey there MaLi

    The boost buttons on SWG cause the cell to go into high drive (like 100% for x hours) which is actually kind of hard on the cell when you consider that a cell's lifespan is y hours. If for some reason you feel a need to raise the FC level of your pool quickly, a much better way is to use liquid chlorine aka " Household Bleach".

    Liquid chlorine gives you the instant rise in FC whereas SWGs are meant to *s-l-o-w-l-y* and steadily maintain your chlorine.

    You should never have to "Shock" your pool if you keep your FC and CYA at proper levels. Have you read up in PoolSchool (top right of this page) to learn about the ABC's of Water Chemistry??

    Good reading for new pool owners
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    Re: Jandy SWG Boost Button

    Welcome to TFP!

    Weekly shocking is not required by TFPer's if you follow our suggestions. To get you going in the right direction I suggest start by reading the following, Pool School - Water Balance for SWGs, and ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
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    Re: Jandy SWG Boost Button

    Thanks all, I'll read those articles!


    In ground pool with pebble tech plaster. 15100 gallons with Jandy 2.0 hp variable speed pump and an Aqua Pure 1400 Fsoft SWG. Has an Ice Breaker heat pump and Jandy cartridge filter.

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    Re: Jandy SWG Boost Button

    What would be an instance in which I would want to use the boost button?


    In ground pool with pebble tech plaster. 15100 gallons with Jandy 2.0 hp variable speed pump and an Aqua Pure 1400 Fsoft SWG. Has an Ice Breaker heat pump and Jandy cartridge filter.

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    Re: Jandy SWG Boost Button

    In all my years I've never pushed the boost button. Whenever my pools needs a boost I add liquid chlorine as it instantly raises the chlorine level to the amount that I want it raised to.

    The circumstances that usually require a quick raise is before and after a large swim party or if I measure the FC below my minimum recommended FC level, Chlorine CYA Chart.
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