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    Intex purespa setup

    I just got the intex purespa. The one with the swg. I added 4 lbs of salt it called for 4.4. Didn't want to over do. I turned the heater on last night. Temp is good now. I need to run the swg to start sanitation can I run it same time as heater? Also how many hours should I run I'm in az temp last couple days approx 100. Do I need to add cya? Or is that just for salt pools?
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    Re: Intex purespa setup

    You can run the SWG at the same time as a heater. You most definitely need to add CYA or else the chlorine will be too strong (CYA significantly moderates chlorine's strength). For a spa, target 30-40 ppm CYA. As for how long to run the SWG, you'll have to experiment to see how quickly it outputs chlorine but the loss from sunlight will be somewhat higher than in a pool due to the shallower depth. There is also additional loss from the higher spa water temperature.
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    Re: Intex purespa setup

    There should be no loss from sun in an Intex Spa, the cover needs to be on at all times unless you're in it so you can keep the temperature up. An Intex spa with a 1300w heater won't maintain heat without its cover on.
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    Re: Intex purespa setup

    Thanks for clarifying about the cover (the photos I saw of it didn't show it with a cover). The CYA is still needed even in a covered spa in order to not have the active chlorine be too strong.
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    Re: Intex purespa setup

    ok, so i used the pool cal and added approx 1 tsp of CYA granules, read cya next day CYA not reading? I added another tsp, will check again this afternoon. I was wondering how often i may need to run the SWG I ran it the 1st day for 8 hours to get chlorine going and it read approx 3. so that was good right? but now that its up, how often and how long is a good place to start for the swg?
    Intex Ultra Frame 18 x 9 x 52 rectangle. 4545 Gallons.
    12 in Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump w/ GFCI.
    Krystal Clear Saltwater System™ w/ GFCI.
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    Re: Intex purespa setup

    CYA is slow to dissolve so may not read in the test right away. As for the SWG, you'll have to experiment with how long you need to run it to maintain a chlorine level. Just remember that if you use the spa infrequently, you may need to add chlorine after your soak and use the SWG for background dosing.
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    Re: Intex purespa setup

    Is it possible my testing agent has gone bad? I tested my pool back in July and cya was good. Today tested it just to check and no reading. ,test says 0 cya

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    Re: Intex purespa setup

    That's unlikely since melamine doesn't go bad very quickly. If you grind some CYA granules into a powder and add them to a bucket of warm/hot water you should be able to register a reading. 1/8th of a teaspoon of CYA per gallon should show up as 150 ppm.
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