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    Husband vs SWG

    Slammed pool all week and waiting for my FC to drift down. Slow go. It's 19-20 right now. DH thinks the SWG should be left on at a low 5 % so it will be producing when it needs to. I say off until I get closer to my numbers. Running pump 8'hrs. He doesn't subscribe to TFP, so it's been a battle. SWG is sized for 40,000 gal. Anyone want to tell me I'm right? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Is this a trick question? Which is right? ...... wife or husband? Always defer to the wife first. That's how I have managed to survive this long. Add to that he doesn't monitor TFP and you win that argument hands-down.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    I'd say either way would work but I see no point in producing ANY chlorine when you are trying to reduce it. What is the point?
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Lol! Just say "yes dear". Thanks guys. I just better make sure I get the SWG on board before he sees me dumping bleach in the water!
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Wife-1, husband-0 Turn it off until you reach your goal level. Wasting electric and time.

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    Re: Husband vs SWG

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    Wasting electric and time.
    Just how much electricity and time are we talking about here ? She is debating whether it is a bad idea to generate chlorine for 24 minutes per day.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    This is so easy. Not. Happy Wife, Happy Life. Whatever way works best For me, it's SWG off and enter a reminder.
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    He's wrong. Happy wife, Happy Life.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Leave the SWG on at 5% to appease him. Then turn the pump down to 3 hours per day. The little bit of FC you get is like spitting in the ocean that way.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Leave the SWG on at 5% to appease him. Then turn the pump down to 3 hours per day. The little bit of FC you get is like spitting in the ocean that way.
    Such a way with words that REALLY get the idea across! LOL

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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Very funny! And no I'm not doing that. I like the happy wife replies better! 17.5 FC earlier today. Getting ready to put on an old suit and brave it. I miss my pool therapy.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Every time I see this thread title I imagine hubby hauling bleach cartons up a steep pathway with the caption "...but honey, it was on sale"
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Lol! I hauled my own bleach bottles, no cartons! Btw all 4 of them are sitting unopened in the laundry room. Might give in and turn the SWG on very low tomorrow. Spit a little chlorine in to the ocean as previously posted! Still at 17.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Leave the SWG on at 5% to appease him. Then turn the pump down to 3 hours per day. The little bit of FC you get is like spitting in the ocean that way.
    Great advise Richard you are a sly one
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    Cheers to you, Diane, from another TFP wife with a non-subscribing DH. :eyeroll: It gets old, constantly having to come to the forum to look up whatever stats or info it is we're discussing at the moment, to prove I actually *am* right. "Honey... don't worry about the pool... I'll take care of the whole thing for you so you can just enjoy it" only worked for a summer or so.... one little hiccup or issue, and he starts buzzing around. Shoo fly! I got this! LOL

    Stay strong, sister girl!!

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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    LOL My husband's only job is to brush the sides of the pool. The one time he thought it did not need done for a while was quite an eye opener for him. I was in the pool and noticed a slight green color on the sides. Brushed it with my hand and poof, a green cloud. hummmm I called him over and asked when was the last time he brushed the pool. "I'm not sure. It looked good to me so it has been a while." I brushed my hand on another spot and he got to see the green cloud. He did not say a word. Just jumped in (fulled clothed LOL) and brushed the side! It has not been a problem since!

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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Thanks for the support girls (and guys). It's an uphill battle. Fortunately he's over it. We were unfortunately told how much easier a SW pool was. Just throw a bag of salt in once in awhile. And that worked until the mystery algae showed up this spring. Oh well, I hope I finally got it and I'm allowed to say the word "pool" again.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane T. View Post
    Thanks for the support girls (and guys). It's an uphill battle. Fortunately he's over it. We were unfortunately told how much easier a SW pool was. Just throw a bag of salt in once in awhile. And that worked until the mystery algae showed up this spring. Oh well, I hope I finally got it and I'm allowed to say the word "pool" again.
    Someone gave you some incorrect information.

    An SWG IS easier than a normal pool. But it has nothing to do with throwing salt in. You don't need to add salt hardly ever. The key is knowing how to maintain your pool properly, which we can teach here.
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    Re: Husband vs SWG

    Love this thread. I also do all the pool maintenance other than the brushing. If my husband asks what I'm doing or why I just tell him that I've got it and if I have a question I'll ask on "my" pool forum. Other than him thinking I spend way too much on the pool he pretty much lets me do my thing and he just enjoys our sparkling water.
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