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    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Hattiesburg MS

    SWG issue

    i just bought the TF-100 and i'm still learning to use this. however according to it my chlorine is very low. i have plenty of salt, and my SWG does not seem to be generating any chlorine. I have the Breeze SWG.

    also how do i test for salt content? before i got the kit i did go to the pool store and they tested my salt content and said it was good.
    35k gallon salt water vinyl pool
    hayward super pump
    hayward high rate sand filter
    breeze chlorine generator

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    Jan 2016
    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Re: SWG issue

    Testing salt: this is the one thing that test strips are usually OK for. They'll read at about +/- 400 ppm salt. Or you can order a Taylor K-1766 which most of us prefer for easier reading and accuracy about +/- 200 ppm. It will last for several years, because there's no reason to test very often.

    Get your FC to the desired level with plain unscented (not splashless) 8.25% bleach. Then see if your SWG can maintain it. SWG is a slow, steady way to chlorinate, but not good at raising the level.

    If that doesn't work, your chlorinator may need cleaning or cell replacement, but try the other things first. I don't know your model. Does it have any warning lights such as "low salt" or "clean cell"?
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    Sep 2012
    Medicine Hat, Alberta

    Re: SWG issue

    Salt should be close if you went by gallons/pounds

    What is your CYA level? Should be about 70 - 80 ppm as per pool school. If low adjust up slowly.

    SWG's are wunnerful machines but need the buffer to FC that CYA gives, they can produce a gallon of 12% bleach or more per day, just not all at once so the CYA stores it for late use.
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    Jun 2016
    Martinez, CA

    Re: SWG issue

    You can verify swg operation by getting a sample of water directly from the return in the pool and seeing if it has a slightly higher 1-3ppm) chlorine level than the pool.
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