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    Question Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    It's from Costco so no issue with return. I'm very familiar with TFP method and follow it religiously. I thought maybe another set of eyes on this product might help. Would it help if I was on vacation for 5 days or even if I wasn't ?

    Sounds like it might help with chlorine usage as I use a gallon of 10% sanitizer per day during this ridiculous heat for 3 months. Seems like the reviews are excellent.

    Here's some pictures and a link to Costco site. I do have very hard water >800 in my pool.. Here are my numbers:

    Link: Chlorine-Free Sun Shock Pool Purifier

    CYA 60
    FC 7
    CC 0
    PH 7.4
    TA ? I need to check, it was 90-100 few months ago
    Pool temp is 90 degrees

    Is it worth a shot ? Not a replacement for TFP but as an addition.
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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    It's not recommended to add minerals... Not TFP, sorry
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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    It's copper and silver. I would not use it.

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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Lots of folks here are spending a lot of time and money trying to remove copper and copper stains from their pools. Copper will accumulate over time and stain the water, plaster, hair, fingernails, dogs, etc. Also, copper doesn't sanitize pool water it only inhibits algae growth. The primary function of chlorine in your pool is to keep it sanitary and prevent person to person disease transmission.

    You can raise your CYA a bit more to help protect the FC from the sun better.
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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    There are easier ways to make the mistake of adding metals to your water, and probably cheaper.

    Now, a solar powered chlorine generator I would buy.
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Ok. I didn't understand it releases copper and other minerals into the water. The Ion would contain copper, I understand that now.

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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Hmm, "ideal copper level 0.3" LOL

    The true "ideal copper level" is 0.0

    Run away from this product, and run fast.

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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Their write up is pretty misleading too. It is not impossible to have algae and copper in your pool! At $99 its also an expensive way to add copper to the pool.
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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Quote Originally Posted by Schadenfreude View Post
    There are easier ways to make the mistake of adding metals to your water, and probably cheaper.

    Now, a solar powered chlorine generator I would buy.
    Like this? Very expensive in my opinion, and not sure how it work...

    https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Curre...uckduckgo-d-20
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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Quote Originally Posted by Piolin View Post
    Like this? Very expensive in my opinion, and not sure how it work...

    https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Curre...uckduckgo-d-20
    Hard to find reviews for this product, but I don't see how that solar panel could possibly generate adequate power to generate enough chlorine for anything bigger than a plastic kiddie pool.
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    My cell runs 6A @ 24V, or 144W. A 145W solar panel is about 4ft x 4ft.

    I would guesstimate the panel for this to be reliable would be about 4'x8' and require storage batteries.

    How big is this cell?
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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Just found it, 35"x35". It may be possible for this to function for a small pool.

    For 27000 gallons, I run my T15 cell.at 30% for 12 hours.

    Assuming conditions permit a 145W array to run at 30% duty cycle for 12 hours, it would power my cell. This is 56% of that area. So I'm guesstimating this would support a 15k pool for optimum (i.e. unachievable) conditions.

    Bottom line: At first blush it seems plausible for a small pool, perhaps <10k gallons
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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    For that price, you can get a more reliable "traditional" SWG for a mid-sized pool.

    I love the idea, but I don't think we're there yet.

    Edit: this is about half the surface area of a 48 X 48 panel, so roughly 75 watts.
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Would anyone like to comment on this ? It's got really good reviews..

    Correction. The panel I had in mind wasn't 145W, but only 45W. Totally impractical...
    My Pool: 18'x36' Grecian. Vinyl Liner, 500# sand filter, SWG.

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