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    Weird question

    If your pool is set up with a SWG can you turn it off and run the pool as a non SW pool?
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    Re: Weird question

    Yes. No reason you can't. Just need to consider lowering CYA if it's up at SWG level and make sure you are using the proper chart.
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    Re: Weird question

    thanks, I'm not sure if there's an issue with the system and figured worst case scenario I could bypass the SWG. Appreciate the insight!
    Square 19,000 gallon in-ground pool
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    intelliflo vs+svrs
    K-2006

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    Re: Weird question

    My SWG while also on a timer can be turned on and off independently when I desire.
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    Re: Weird question

    Sure, I use bleach regularly to supplement my SWG during pool parties and busy swimming weekends. I also turn off my SWG when the temp gets down to 70 in the fall and switch to bleach until the temp gets back to 70 in the spring.
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    Re: Weird question

    Appreciate the insight! Just filled the pool and started the pump so I haven't been able to test the water. I had a guy clean and open the pool since it's the first year I've had it, is there a time I should first test the water?
    Square 19,000 gallon in-ground pool
    cartridge filter
    SWG
    intelliflo vs+svrs
    K-2006

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    Re: Weird question

    Wait a couple of hours so it circulates well; then test. What kit do you have? Don't see it in your signature.

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    Re: Weird question

    I bought the K-2005 and got the test the site recommends to make it a K-2006. I have a SWG that is showing no flow so I may not want to fix the SWG if the cost is going to be too high. I see mixed reviews on them and am curious if people feel it's worth repairing SWGs. Seems like a lot of work to address the issue.
    Square 19,000 gallon in-ground pool
    cartridge filter
    SWG
    intelliflo vs+svrs
    K-2006

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    Re: Weird question

    Since opening my SWG is been off I'm using bleach


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