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Thread: What is the best time of day to run a SWG?

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    What is the best time of day to run a SWG?

    This is kind of a dupe to a post in Above Ground Pools, so apologies if inappropriate. This is more general and kind of related to best time to add liquid chlorine.

    If I only need to run the SWG for say, 5 hours, when should I do that? Night? Morning?
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    Re: What is the best time of day to run a SWG?

    It really make very little difference as long as you are above the minimum FC level at all times.

    If you have cheap night time power, then that kind of trumps everything.

    You could always split the difference and run a few hours in the day and a few hours at night.
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    Re: What is the best time of day to run a SWG?

    If there is no difference in power costs, I would prefer to run it during the day. One of the advantages of SWG is that it makes gradual small additions of chlorine vs dumping all in at once. I like the idea of it being replenished during the daytime hours when it being used up.
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    Re: What is the best time of day to run a SWG?

    thanks guys! found out from the other thread I can indeed use the Intex SWG on an external timer so I will be able to run it different times - and I think it does make sense to run it for at least part of the day. looking forward to being even lazier than pouring a little bleach a couple times a day!
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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