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    SWG Winter and Cold Water

    I live about 60 miles northeast of Savannah, GA. My Pentair IC20 does not generate chlorine below 59 degrees.

    I am asking for guidance and recommendations as to which chemicals to use to keep the chlorine level up and any other chemistry that may go up or down during the winter.

    Thank you.

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    17,100 gal, AG ,vinyl, sand Hayward DreamLine, pump Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5 HP single speed, august 2015 install, water test kit Taylor K-2005, Pentair IC20 SWG, water from community well.

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    Re: SWG Winter and Cold Water

    I shut mine off for the cold season, so salt isn't an issue.

    Heavy rain is going to dilute your pool, so you should attempt to keep it in spec, and use liquid chlorine to prevent algae.
    SWG: CircuPool (May 2014) SI30+Plus; 3000ppm seems ideal;
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    FC 5; PH 7.4-7.6; TA 90; CH 350; CYA 75; = SI ~ 0.19
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    Re: SWG Winter and Cold Water

    Thanks for the reply. I thought your post was from 2014, boy am i not smart. When you say liquid chlorine are you speaking about something like Clorox from the supermarket?

    Thanks,
    17,100 gal, AG ,vinyl, sand Hayward DreamLine, pump Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5 HP single speed, august 2015 install, water test kit Taylor K-2005, Pentair IC20 SWG, water from community well.

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    Re: SWG Winter and Cold Water

    I have some links for you. They are what I give people new to pools. It is a LOT of info. so take it a bit at a time and let it sink in before you move on.

    Print these out:
    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Bookmark these:
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Make sure to ask any and all questions you might have no matter how small! We have all been where you are at one point.

    This should help you with your original question as well!

    Kim
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    Re: SWG Winter and Cold Water

    I turn off my SWG when water drops below 70f and start using generic 8.25% bleach from the grocery store. I dose it up to about 12ppm usually and when it drops back to 8 I test PH and dose it back to 12.
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