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Thread: Autopilot Soft Touch SWG - Min flow Rate

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    Autopilot Soft Touch SWG - Min flow Rate

    Hi all,
    I found this interesting and just happened to found the solution or I think I found the solution to the problem.
    Story time...
    After installation of Hayward Max-Flo VS pump, SWG isn't working properly and I started to get algae.
    Took a sample to Pinch A Penny and they told me I needed chlorine and I asked them if they know the minimum flow rate or pump rpm for the SWG to work. They just pick a number from the air.
    Came here to look for a specific number and found to be 15 GPM flow rate or 1k rpm for it to work. Turned out I have to bump the rpm to 2k for SWG to work.
    I also found the manual for Autopilot Soft Touch at their website and it also stated min of 15 GPM flow for it to work.

    I also cleaned the cell, strainer, checked cables, and sensor. Scraped my knuckles a few times too.
    I hope this helps some of you who are in the same situation as I am. I'll keep you guys posted...

    Tee
    Lets go swimming! Wait, is the water 88*F?
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    10k gallons - Kidney Shape pool complete with 5-zone Caretaker 99 in-ground cleaner, Hayward Clear Plus Filter, CX900RE Filter, Hayward Pump, 2HP Marathon Motor, AutoPilot SWCG, Hayward Navigator Pro Cleaner.

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    Autopilot Soft Touch SWG - Min flow Rate

    Correct 15 GPM is the minimum. Ideally would be around 20 GPM. This does not translate back to a certain RPM setting on every pool as the flow rate differs from pool to pool.


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    Re: Autopilot Soft Touch SWG - Min flow Rate

    Thanks for the response, I'll check it again when I get off work.
    Lets go swimming! Wait, is the water 88*F?
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    10k gallons - Kidney Shape pool complete with 5-zone Caretaker 99 in-ground cleaner, Hayward Clear Plus Filter, CX900RE Filter, Hayward Pump, 2HP Marathon Motor, AutoPilot SWCG, Hayward Navigator Pro Cleaner.

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