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    SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    I have a Pool Pilot Nano+ SWG. I am having a problem with it putting out to much Chlorine. I adjust it down, and then it compensates for water temp. I tested water this morning and FC was at 10 (it was at 10 last nite). When I turned it on, it was at 48%. I turned it down to 40% after testing. Water temp went up a few degrees after running for awhile, and SWG went back up to 48%. Anyone have one of these units, and can maybe help me out in figuring out the correct setting to keep FC around 5-6.
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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    On simple solution is to shorten the pump / SWG run time.
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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    True JB! I have cut it down from 24 hours a day, to 12 a day. Being a new pool owner, I guess I'm afraid of losing the pool in the first few weeks. I don't have a timer yet, but will get one next year. I will cutting the pump/SWG back to about 8 hours a day until I close it in a week or two. Thank you!
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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    Won't the automatic system just turn the % output up to compensate for the less time?
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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Won't the automatic system just turn the % output up to compensate for the less time?
    Probably so!
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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    No it will not. Pretty sure that does not have any kind of sensor in it to guess at the FC level.

    I think it should only increase output if the water temp goes up and lower it if the water temp goes down.

    It can not know how when the timer will turn it off.
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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    Im at 3 1/2 hr pump time and swg at 80% Pool is clean so I keep dropping runtime.

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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    Do you run it all at once, or do you run it at different times during the day?
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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    I have it at 7-8:30am with Polaris 7-8am and 5-7pm with Polaris 5-6pm. I just have been setting it back some this week. Pool has been filled 1 month with swg and salt added this week.

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    Re: SWG putting out too much Chlorine

    Thanks Ford! What are your test numbers? FC is my concern right now.
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