Me again, the newbie...
We just finished getting our 12' x 24' x 54" above-ground pool set-up, filled, and initially shocked. I now need to get to work testing the water and adding chemicals as needed. When we purchased our Hayward EC40C92S Perflex pump/DE filter kit, I also purchased a Hayward CL110 inline chlorinator. I have a couple of questions regarding the installation of the chlorinator, please:
1) The pump/filter kit came with a missing fitting and the installer was not able to get the return hose connected to the filter outlet. I had planned to hard-pipe it anyway, so I went to Lowe's and bought the needed 1-1/2" PVC pipe and fittings. Lowe's did not have any kind of PVC tees or other fittings that would give me the 1/4" outlets that I needed for my chlorinator - or so the guy in Plumbing told me. I ended up finding a brass reducer bushing to allow me to go from a 1/2" NPT outlet tee to the 1/4" fitting for the chlorinator. I've read that chlorine and copper are not good together. Is there a problem using these brass bushing with my chlorinator? If so, I'm sure that I can find a suitable PVC bushing online somewhere.
2) The CL110 instructions show the chlorinator inlet coming from the system between the pump and the filter and the outlet returning AFTER the filter. I get that. You don't want concentrated chlorine going through your filter. The problem is that there is NO space between the pump and the filter in which to install any kind of fitting to get the 1/4" outlet to the CL110. I've attached a photo that shows what I did - I installed both tees after the filter. I can't imagine this not working, but thought that I should check with the experts first. I've got plugs in the 1/2" outlets right now. So if it wont work, it's no problem.
I thought that I would impress some folks with a homeowner's work with PVC. I've gotten pretty good at cutting pipe with a regular hacksaw.
Thanks in advance for the assistance!Chlorinator1.jpgChlorinator2.jpg